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Common culture tells you that enduring hardships provides a reward. The Bird’s Road is not one of those stories.

How do you cope with watching everyone around you die? What happens when you are unprepared for living? Where do you go when the god they’ve promised is not the one you find?

In this memoir, Sharek reveals an emotional toil few have the courage or strength to explore and share. Gadd examines his family roots to expose the source of deepest sadness while showing the beauty that reveals itself in the darkest of times. The Bird’s Road is an Indiana heartland narrative entrenched in the independent immigrant American spirit that searches for a deeper meaning in our existence.

About the Author

Sharek Amalek Gadd was born in a midwestern commune on July 1, 1971.

Growing up in a nine-member family struggling with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, terminal illness, death, and grief drove Sharek to military service.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Sharek rooted himself on the banks of White River in Indiana.

He is a multimedia artisan proficient in illustration, woodwork, metal craft, and textiles.

As a novice writer, Gadd authored The Bird’s Road, his closely held story expressing the inner turmoil and experiences living at the pinnacle of loss.