Does a child come wailing into this world with the patterns that define it already beating in the blood? Do daughters ever believe that mother knows best and can a father come to respect the skills of a son? This collection of stories explores the ties that bind the generations together. It dips into the quiet beauty and the horrors of keeping those bonds intact. There’s lust and loyalty, joy and exploitation, innocence and trust, but deep in the heart of each story — from daughter to father perhaps, or mother to son — there is always the spark of love.