Census: A Novel by Jesse Ball
When a widower receives a poor prognosis from his doctor, he confronts the question of who will care for his adult son with Down syndrome. The man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town to take one last trip with his son. As the census winds down, the man looks more closely at his efforts: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say goodbye to his son?
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