Mitch's Upcoming Masterpiece
I've heard through the grapevine that Mr. Albom is preparing his third novel-- and although it will be touching and inspiring, it sounds like it will deviate a little bit from the two previous ones. He truly hits rock bottom after discovering his wife in a compromising position with another man-- a former Detroit Tiger, no less.
The People Who Move Us is the working title. The protagonist is a working class laborer named Mickey, and he will be the first minority to star in one of Mitch's books. He is a maintenance man for Detroit's famed People Mover rail system, and his life is rapidly spiraling out of control, primarily due to his drug and alcohol habits.
Mickey makes it in to work, but deliberately sits on the tracks of the People Mover in an attempt to put an end to his misery. Just before impact, he has a moment of clarity and realizes he does, in fact, have a lot to live for. Miraculously, he survives the collision-- not without losing both legs and being terribly injured. This is just the beginning of the touching journey that Mickey embarks on, and you can be certain that Mitch will chronicle his odyssey using his trademark wit, wisdom and simple -- yet inspiring -- prose.
He truly hits rock bottom after discovering his wife in a compromising position with another man-- a former Detroit Tiger, no less.