Josiah Nelson left the family ranch where his father’s bullying and his own fears made life a penance, swearing never to return. His father’s sudden death changes everything. Now he has a funeral to arrange, and a ranch to sell, before he can finally wipe the last dust of his childhood off his shoes and settle into his lonely big city life.
To top things off, it’s Christmas. When he arrives in his hometown, Wyatt Aames is still there, still out and proud and everything Josiah secretly wanted when they were growing up. He can’t help feeling a tiny, fragile hope that this time, things might turn out differently. Especially when Wyatt seems set on teaching him that home isn’t the house you live in. It’s the place where your heart belongs.
This is a re-edited, rerelease of a book originally published by MLR Press in 2011. The book has been substantially expanded and improved in this edition.