Mathew grew up a loner in a large family in a small town. When he gets to grad school, there’s a lot to distract him from finishing his Ph.D. thesis: a partner with “emotional issues”: a teen daughter Linda; the need to balance the loving and feeding of his eclectic family with social justice ambitions and the temptations that pop up at a university.
One day Mathew and Linda set out on the road to the mountains of North Carolina to support some Black hospital workers seeking to unionize, facing a racist management. This is the journey to the mountaintop that could get him a Ph.D. and lift him out of his grad student grind. The Book of Mathew L. is the tale of that journey.
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