Re: "The Falls", Epilogue
I didn't find this. I didn't really think that he went from bum to hero, but rather it was recognized that he really had been fighting for a truth, the truth of the Love Canal and that he lost all credibility doing so, which in hindsight, does make him a bit of a hero. This is not really unrealistic, it happens all the time. As for the reconciliation of the family, I enjoyed the irony in the whole thing, and families really do behave in unexpected ways under some circumstances. Things that should bring them together, sometimes break them apart, and then when you least expect it, they are there for each other.