Perforated Fiber is the autobiographical story of two brothers who describe their life of desperation, poverty, dysfunction, drug abuse, alcoholism and murder within their family, as they lived in the ghettos and semi-rural areas of Connecticut and Massachusetts in the late 1970s into the 1990s.
The authors, who have an age difference of six years, tell their stories from different experiences and perspectives. The elder author tells his story as an active participant who ends up in a life or death situation and is forced to make a decision that permanently alters his life. The younger author tells his story as an observer who must consume the pain of two generations of family members who have shrouded themselves with self-inflicted misery. Events in the story are movie-like however; they are literally cut from the headlines. Each chapter takes readers on an emotional roller coaster through sadness and laughter as they find their own personal connection to the story. The therapeutic nature of the book helps readers who have faced hardship realize that there are people who understand their plight. After reading Perforated Fiber, anyone who has had to deal with terrible circumstances in life will now have hope for themselves and believe that anything is possible.
M. Triplett was born in New Haven, Connecticut but spent a significant part of his life in Massachusetts. He is married and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. M. Triplett is an Engineering Manager who works for a prestigious medical products company. His management position extends throughout the world in a global capacity. His position requires him to travel to Switzerland, Singapore, China and Puerto Rico several times each year to visit customer sites and form relationships. When he is not working or traveling, he volunteers his time tutoring for free and sharing knowledge with AT-Risk youth through his Survival Metaphysics life skills program. His favorite past-time is playing speed chess.
H. Triplett was born in New Haven, Connecticut and spent a significant part of his life moving back and forth between Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is married and currently resides in Massachusetts. He has two children and six grandchildren. H. Triplett has two master’s degrees, one in Accounting and Taxation and one in Education with a focus in Math. He is currently working as an educator within the public school system. When he is not working he loves to spend time mentoring children and teenagers. He also enjoys teaching them to play card games and board games. However, his main passion is teaching them how to play the game of chess. When he is not working or teaching others how to play chess he shares his knowledge and life experience with AT-Risk youth through his Survival Metaphysics life skills program.