Michael Deeze books
Bless Me Father
April 28, 2018
If you dance with the devil, then you must pay the devil. There are a lot of devils and Emmett Casey’s dance card is always full. When we first meet him, it’s time to pay up: it’s decision time.
Through the mean streets of inner-city Chicago and the steaming jungles of Vietnam, Emmett struggles with his world and himself. Rough beginnings in the slums of Chicago shaped him and made him tough; the last thing he wanted to be. Good and evil become relative to the situation, and he learns to dance with his devils—quickly. Balancing heroism and catastrophe, Emmett walks through his damaged childhood to become a decorated veteran, finding trouble and salvation at every juncture. He prays for redemption but knows he doesn't deserve it, forgiveness although he cannot accept it. Ultimately, the time has come for him to choose: face his ill-conceived choices and rise above his actions—or die.
For I Have Sinned
Mick (little Mick) Casey, a tail gunner in WWII, came home from the war a hero in everyone’s eyes but his own. Damaged by the horrors he witnessed, Mick did what many returning veterans did—he learned not to feel. Stepping back onto the civilian streets he assumed the perception of a normal life. He marries, has a family and tries to make a life in inner-city Chicago. Deeze gives readers a glimpse of how a father’s inability or unwillingness to heal creates a love-hate relationship with son Emmett that sends the child down a steep path of loneliness and self-destruction.
Coming before Christmas
When there is nowhere else to go. When you reach the very bottom of your expectations. Then you must decide to change or vanish. What happens when your horizon shifts and your vision clears?