More than 30,000 Americans are killed each year with a gun. According to FBI statistics, 70 percent of those murders involve a handgun.
22: The Biography of a Gun takes place in the very near future, when guns are strictly controlled in the United States. It focuses on one specific gun and the people who touch it. One young girl finds it and sells it; a man steals it hoping to make some fast cash; one woman uses it to get revenge against the man who made her get an abortion; a woman is gunned down when a robbery goes wrong; and a man uses it to end the suffering of his beloved wife.
Here then in one novel are twenty-two stories of people whose lives are changed by a single gun: some for the better, many for the worse. For some, this gun is the last thing they touch in their lives.