An old woman's disappointment in her children--
A new marriage between two vastly different people--
An encounter between two young Air Force officers and their Commander-in-Chief on an afternoon in Texas in 1963--
James Summerville's stories remark on the wry outcomes of chance encounters, the ironies of kinship, and the enduring subjects of pride, honor, ambition, and revenge.
What happens when a suburban developer unearths the gold of the Confederate State of America more than a century after the Civil War? Where can a young man turn when his view of his mentor and his father undergo unsettling change in a single day? Must an ambitious daughter coming of age in the modern world honor the wishes of her father, born in the last century and bent on avenging an insult?
Sharply-etched characters walk these pages. They make real choices, always with partial knowledge, and comic or tragic results. They encounter the past and the future, each unknowable, but each making demands.With Kennedy deals in magical realism--and realism as tangible as a rifle shot.