The Shores of Saturn
by Steven D. Bennett
Set in the town of Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, a man becomes involved with a homeless kid whose only goal, besides panhandling for beer money, is to get back to his hometown of Evanston. Seeing him as a surrogate for his brother and his own struggles with drug abuse, the man purposes to help the kid get back to his home and the family who left him. But no good deed goes without trouble.