Told in alternating perspectives by a
varied and vocal cast of characters, Susan Nussbaum pulls back the curtain to
reveal the complicated, funny, and tough life inside the walls of an
institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of
her next boyfriend and of one day of living outside those walls, to Teddy, a
resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, to Mia, who guards a
terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of
life hidden from most of us. In an isolated human warehouse on Chicago’s South
Side, friendships are forged, trust is built, and love affairs begin—and it’s
in their alliances that the residents ultimately find the strength to bond
together and finally fight back against their mistreatment.
Told with humor and authenticity in voices
that stay with you long past the last page, Good
Kings Bad Kings is at
once strikingly original, baldly funny, and profoundly moving. Download and start listening now!