This novel is a story wrapped within emotion. From the depths of depression
to the heights of happiness, it takes one on a journey not soon to be forgotten.
What would you do were the source of joy in your life ripped from yours
arms? And how would you react if that source was then taken again, farther
away? Summer Pine is a story told from the viewpoint of Devon van Deventer,
a now forty year old man, who at the age of twenty-five had such a source
removed from his life. Recalling the past events, inspired by the demands
of "the Words", Devon begins to relive his past, to recall those moments
of joy, for reasons only the Words understand. They take him back to when
he shared his life with Chase Willows, a troubled boy who was introduced
to Devon shortly after his parents died, and they awaken a need in Devon
to remember the true nature of the relationship between them, and the profound
and righteous love a man and a boy can share. While Devon travels back
to his past, and breathes again the events of a time seemingly ancient
in nature, Keagan Carstens, a six year old boy whose arrival seems to conspire
with !the Words to bring Devon toward closure, begins an insistent meddling
into the embittered man's world.
Through the innocent nature of Keagan's strange determination, and the
similarities Devon draws between this new boy and Chase, Devon begins closing
the book of his unjust past to make way for a promised future of resolution.
Little by little, Keagan unknowingly coerces the mourning man to once again
engage in the present, and allow his past its rest. ISBN: 1-4116-0110-6