With Kennedy and Other Stories

by James Summerville



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/05/1998

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781465320520
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9780738810454
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9780738810447

About the Book

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.

About the Author

James Summerville has written other books on politics, state and local history, and environmental issues.  He lives in Nashville, where several of these stories are set.