Michael Fridgen’s new novel, The Iron Words, is a powerful story about the unlikely bond formed between Riley, a young, lost, hockey star and Jens, a reserved, gay, Holocaust survivor. Thrown together by a determined sociology professor, the pair surprises everyone, including themselves, with how well they get along and how much they learn from each other. Both men are hiding painful secrets and soon realize that they need the other’s help to confront their pasts.
This hard to put down novel is full of touching stories, difficult truths, and complicated friendships. It is about living and dealing with guilt and learning how to be your true self.