by Bill Crider
Pecan City, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful town. Hartley Gorman is a sedate, fundamentalist college. English professor Carl Burns is about to begin yet another year in such a place, with only the eccentricities of his fellow teachers to entertain him.
Even Burns, perpetual worrier that he is, envisions the worst of his problems to be the pigeons that have roosted in the attic above his office.