“No one can say this story is not true.”
So begins A Leg In Oklahoma City, the debut novel by Boise author Greg Hoetker. Conspiracy theories and unanswered questions have long surrounded the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. In the novel, Hoetker offers some answers while also examining bigger questions about love, death, trauma and closure.
The novel centers on a grisly detail from the bombing: a leg was discovered and consequently attributed to the wrong person. Authorities were puzzled by the extra member, known as P-71, and the owner of the limb was never found. Hoetker’s novel examines these discrepancies, while presenting a story of passion, pain, and memory. The book was released in Boise and recently procured a film-screenplay option.
Join The Community Library for an evening with author Greg Hoetker as he reads from his debut novel and shares stories of its creation. Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Chapter One Bookstore.
All profits from book sales are donated to charities, nonprofits, and educational institutions, including: the Oklahoma City National Memorial And Museum, the Global Gardens refugee farmer program in Boise, the Wyakin Foundation of Boise, the Boise Bicycle Project, Idaho Rivers United, and the BRENDA Arts Program in Portland, Oregon.
Greg Hoetker lives in Boise, Idaho. He works as an English teacher at Timberline High School.