Timothy L. Rodriguez' single greatest accomplishment is his 31-year marriage. He was a journalist when newspapers counted, he is a poet when poetry doesn't count for much, and he is a novelist when the fate of fiction is uncertain. He has published in English and Spanish. He makes loose change selling his seascapes and still lifes. He is a practitioner of Robert's Frost's line--the only certain freedom is in departure; he has traveled widely and assumed many walks of life. For the moment he lives on a barrier island in North Carolina where he learns humility by surf fishing and golf.
This is an uncensored romance set in the New South—in the city of Greensburg, a decadent pulse in the Bible Belt—where the riptide of contradictions between religious fundamentalism &the sexual revolution, between brotherly love & racism, between the past & the present, embroil its inhabitants. Love, physical passion, sexual boundaries, human emotions & steamy romance woven mysteriously together.