An epic American Civil War literary saga spanning cultures, continents and generations, exploring the intimate relationships between common folk of diverse cultures. Written in the Antebellum tradition with spoken dialects characteristic of the period. The reader is invited to view the perspectives of each character and the decisions they make, leading to life, love, or loss.
Crooked Fences is a fiercely honest story of change about a returning war veteran’s battle to overcome the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, before entering the New York State Police Academy. First, he must confront the hatred of racism and homophobia instilled in him by his father while working at a low-income housing project.
A young single mother losses her child to a freak accident and blames herself, only to find out later that his death came at the hands of a nefarious prank by her coworkers, leading her to become judge, jury, and executioner. But there are problems as her family history is revealed; she can’t stop herself from killing, and can’t hide what’s inside.