Some kind of glorious
Herman's father warned him of what would follow in the wake of the Faraday Bridge's construction. Like so many others cut short of pay after the bridge was completed, Herman finds himself confined to a plummeting slum during the high American years following World War II. Haunted by his inability to fulfill his dead father's expectations and the fear of losing his girlfriend, Herman confides in a shadowy underground figure who claims to know how the people of the borough can take back everything they have lost. Some Kind of Glorious is an account of one man's struggle to revive life within himself while being urged to tear the world apart for the sacrifice of his endeavor. It explores the minds of common men to understand how far they are willing to stretch morality in order to save themselves from tragedy. The lines separating the mad and the moral begin to fade as Herman and others follow an enigmatic figure into a clandestine battle with the world, and his middle-aged search for manhood blurs as he struggles to understand what he must become to satisfy his love, and his torment.
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Langley, J. F., "Some kind of glorious" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1019.