After the war, a sickly mother gives birth to twins. Realizing they can’t care for both boys, the parents keep one child and give the other, who was considered to be not normal, to a family member.
Though he was well cared for and was given an education and the best of everything, he was resentful of not being raised by his birth family. In addition, he seemed to have inherited some of his mother’s mental instability. He was caught in the grips of changing morals, discovering the sub-culture of covert sexuality. Absorbing the experiences of his first eighteen years, he sought a place where he can develop his personality. Upon finding “flower power” had blossomed in Philadelphia, he fell in love with all the city had to offer.
A story of deep love and profound regret, this novel offers a look at one family’s dynamics and demonstrates the consequences of choices made by many throughout the years.