GAUTAM NARULA..... ..... .....
Part memoir and part exposé, Remain Free is the story of the unlikely friendship between Troy Davis, a forty year old death row inmate, and Gautam Narula, a teenager from the suburbs, amid the politics and personalities behind the Troy Davis movement.
Davis caught the attention of millions when he repeatedly faced execution despite serious claims of innocence: 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses from trial recanting their testimony against him, and 10 witnesses claiming another man had confessed to the crime.
The two came from entirely different worlds: one from 1980s Savannah, riddled with poverty, drugs, and violence, exacerbated by lingering racial tensions between whites and blacks, and the other from 2000s suburban Atlanta, a sheltering bubble absent of violence, poverty, or militant racism. Yet their friendship grew, inspiring the former to believe that today's youth would create a world better than the one he lived in and transforming the latter from an apathetic skeptic into an ardent activist.
But despite the worldwide media attention and the famous "I Am Troy Davis" slogan, few knew the man ...