Daddy's Tavern is an inspirational study of one man's timid, yet tenacious struggle through a dangerous world of brutality, child abuse, and murder.
Daddy's Tavern is a neighborhood mystery novel, an unconditional love story, and a powerful family drama, all brought together for a memorable and emotional roller coaster ride.
Daddy's Tavern is at the center of a decaying neighborhood--a brutal world of cruelty, murder, and a mysterious man with a camera who is killing the neighborhood children, and he's refining his 'art.'
Daddy's Tavern has been the neighborhood's meeting place since it was first built after the Great Chicago Fire. Local businessmen often held court to resolve local problems, a tradition that tragically continues with the new owner.
In the beginning, the apartments upstairs held politicians, engineers and their families. Later they housed the workers from the neighborhood factories. Now, since most of the factories have closed, the apartments hold broken families who can't afford better, the dysfunctional owner of the tavern, and the street urchin he rescues--a young man who believes that, with the help of the woman who opened his eyes, he might be able to save not only himself, but the dying neighborhood around them.