Once a place where love grew and life and family were once cherished, Duggan has now turned into a valley of destruction. The people who lived there called it home. However, something came in and made the neighborhood change courses. Now, it is a misplaced neighborhood of people whose lives are intertwined by one decaying neighborhood. Duggan tells the story of several individuals and their struggle of survival. Among them are: Jackie, an innocent mother who suffers abuse before being brutally murdered; Donny, who convinces his best friend to commit a robbery that leads to his death; Jaycie, who, along with her boyfriend, struggles with pill addiction; and George whose wife becomes impregnated by another lover. Duggan is a story of race, a search and struggle for identity through lost beauty, a struggle for place through spirituality, family conflict, hatred, and drugs. Now each individual is left to fend for self, to fight and renegotiate their lives in an attempt to escape death or a deathlike state before it is too late. Original publication date: February 14, 2013 Republished June 19, 2015.