A Poignant Walk Down Memory Lane...
1968: Civil Rights riots; the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.;
an escalating war in Vietnam nobody wanted…
It was a year of strife and violence.
And yet, in Middletown, Minnesota, life flowed smoothly on, sheltered from the storms that
raged across the nation. Football reigned in the fall. Pumpkin patches dotted the fields.
Christmas carolers piled into sleighs and went wassailing. Prom was the highlight of spring, and
high school graduation an event to which the entire town turned out.
Wendy Wade loved her idyllic existence. When Kevin O’Keefe, the Irish foreign exchange student
who’d had a crush on her last year returns, her life is complete. Who could ask for anything more?
But darkness seeps into even good places, like water finding the smallest leak. Strangers move in, including
Dwayne Bernard, a troubled youth who’s tripped out too many times on LSD. When Wendy befriends
him, thinking he’s just shy, he decides she is the only person who understands him and he’ll do
anything to make her his. Anything.
Will goodness prevail or will Middletown be changed forever?