What Readers are Saying
“Massively entertaining yet profoundly thought-provoking, Bending the Arc illuminates the edges where our light meets shadow. Within the captivating tale of two brothers, Luke and Finn, Thompson, a master storyteller, invites us to sit in the fire where our uncomfortableness can mask as tolerance and our intolerance as truth. Bending the Arc embodies archetypal activism, where the trajectory toward equality and justice becomes less about ideals and more about real people—less about the stories we hold and more about how our stories hold us. You cannot read this book and remain unchanged.” Susan J. Daley, psychotherapist
“Bending the Arc by Don Thompson takes a long hard look at race and gender relations in the United States from a very personal perspective, and, without sermonizing, shows how it disrupts not just family ties, but societal cohesion. Thompson does a masterful job of weaving the historical and social background of neo-Nazi and other extremist movements into the story without disrupting the flow or halting the action. A thoroughly entertaining read that will also make you think, this is recommended reading for every political and community leader in the country. As the title implies, even when things appear hopeless, there is still hope. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘The arc of the universe is long, but bends toward justice,” but as the protagonist discovers, it only bends when people take a stand against intolerance. I absolutely could not put this down. Kudos to Don Thompson for a five-star book.” Charles Ray, Awesome Indies Book Awards.
About the Author
Don Thompson is a retired software professional with a degree in Applied Physics and Information Science from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently writing fiction, running a small business helping senior citizens with technology challenges, and assisting in the development of a permaculture-inspired farm. Writing has been Don’s passion for the last twenty years, and Bending the Arc is his fifth novel. He and his wife live with their golden retriever on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
Don can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.