By David Adams Richards
While twelve-year-old Sidney Henderson pushes his pal Connie off the roof of an area church in a second of anger, he makes a silent vow: permit Connie stay and that i won't ever damage one other soul. At that very second, Connie stands, laughs, and walks away. Sidney retains his promise via maturity although his insular, rural group makes use of his pacifism to take advantage of him. Sidney's son Lyle, besides the fact that, assumes an more and more competitive stance in protection of his family members. while a small boy is killed in a sad twist of fate and Sidney is blamed, Lyle takes concerns into his personal fingers. In his attempt to guard the folk he loves -- his attractive and fragile mom, Elly; his proficient sister, Autumn; and his blameless brother, Percy -- it truly is Lyle who will be certain his family's legacy.