Christopher Banks lives with his wife, Emily, on a farm in Northeast Oregon. They grow wine grapes commercially. Writing primarily in the winter months, Chris now has two novels: Getting Rid of the Macons and Freddy the Bottleman.
A twenty-four year old college grad and war veteran arrives in Carlsbad, California and gets a job in a convenience store close to the beach. He becomes infatuated with and pursues a woman who works a half block away at a care facility for the intellectually and physically challenged. There, a quick series of events puts him in charge and fighting for the survival of the home and its residents
A young couple from Albuquerque, Joe and Ellie Lawrence, arrive at their new home in very rural Eastern Oregon to find the former renters still in residence and firmly entrenched. When the Lawrence's develop strategies to get rid of them they soon find that moving amongst the Macons is like working in quicksand, the more that you move the deeper in you sink.