|Liberation is a fictional story that imagines hatred, fear and bigotry challenged by
acquiescing to love. 19-year old Tavin Curtis is seated next to 78-year old Charlie
Matheson, on an eight-hour train ride from Wilsonville, Idaho to Seattle, Washington.
Rather than enjoying his freshman year at Arizona State University, Tavin has just
completed a one-year sentence at Wilsonville Correctional facility. Instead of returning
home to Flagstaff, Arizona, he is on a train to Seattle to find Nora, the 20-year-old,
olive-skinned girl whose letters were his only link to sanity. Nora's letters were intended
for a different inmate, inadvertently delivered to Tavin. In each letter, she reveals how her
life is changing, how she's been sober for 85 days and is trying to recapture the dreams
she'd lost. Twice per month, Tavin anticipates Nora's letters but now she has not written in
months. Tavin takes a chance and writes Nora, explaining the truth about receiving her
letters, encouraging her to continue the path of sobriety and chasing her dreams. Two
months later, Tavin is surprised when Nora writes back. For the next four months, they
exchange letters, creating a bond neither expected
Tavin believes he is seated next to a stranger but discovers his connection to Charlie will
put his entire life into perspective. For 60 years, Charlie has kept a secret from his family.
He has waited for this moment to tell Tavin the story that alters each of their destinies.