It is 1964 and Faye Bynum, the spunky journalistic prodigy of Time and Chance and Morgan’s Eddy, is facing the onset of middle age and the resolution of questions that she has, until now, been able to defer.
Faye’s companion, Forde Morgan, is pressing her to marry him and bear children. Her fearless editorial stances are earning her the enmity of powerful men who will not hesitate to silence her through violence and murder. Unfortunately Faye is ambivalent about what she sees as a choice between marriage and the end of her writing career and loneliness. As she reflects, she discovers there is only a single line’s difference between a lover and a loner. When a beating and near-rape in retaliation for a pro-union editorial sends her away from Gabbro in search of solace and healing, Faye is led to the one capable of fulfilling her deepest needs. But at what cost?
In the final story in a compelling trilogy, an aging prodigy must face the irreversible choices that come with middle age and learn to live and love in defeat as in victory.