Chapter OneFriday, November 22, 1963The President Is Dead. School Dismissed.
Rory Maguire thought this must be what it was like to have a death in the family. The only other time he'd ever felt this kind of hollow, awful feeling in his gut was the day last May when his father fell from the Prospect Expressway at work and got hurt bad.
But this was different.
He knew for sure that his mother was home crying her eyes out.
Miss Seltzer had been so distraught in typing class after Mr. Sears, the principal of Manual Training High, called her out of class into the hallway...