By John I Jones
Published: July 18, 2012.
“Boone” is the second story in The Billy Johnson Collection. When Billy was eight years old, he spent the summer of 1949 with an aging, backwoods southern farmer who had a psychotic love for his invalid wife. This is the story of a man who, although a master at breeding farm animals, could never have children of his own. It would be a summer Billy would always remember.