An episodic novel about the disruption, and then the healing, of the life of a modern American foundling.
Lonely, damaged, fragile, bi-racial Silas Dillon is bounced through two attempts of reuniting with his neglectfully abusive mother, and several foster homes—one which is severely abusive, and two which are ingenuously nurturing. From birth to adolescence, the painful episodes of Silas Dillon’s life lead to an anticipated rescue and healing.
"Cliff Schrage is an artist, but his tools are not paint or brush. Instead, using rich metaphors, engaging descriptions, and entertaining dialogue, Silas Dillon of Cary County is a brilliant and sobering picture of the realities of the foster care system. Writing from a deep understanding of how foster care works, Cliff invites readers to follow the life of Silas Dillon throughout the twists and turns of a quest to be loved, accepted, and taken in."