A chronicle of Joseph Sutton’s relationship with his son Ray, giving a year-by-year account of his thoughts and feelings for Ray as he grew from an infant into a man. Sutton’s fatherly concerns, insights, imperfections and range of emotions are openly revealed. Whether you’re a father, mother, son or daughter, you can benefit from reading about Sutton’s 30 years of growing up with his son.
A story about grief for the loss of a mother taken in her prime and the struggle of a young father to raise two sons alone. It is a struggle he endures during a crisis about sexuality as he faces the future in search of a new kind of lover. The limits of his struggle are tested by the fracturing of the relationship between his sons due to their diverging sexuality as they grow up.