A startling discovery leads to a journey of self-discovery...and trouble for one boy growing up in rural Tennessee in 1909.
One blazing hot summer, twelve-year-old Joel lands himself in a stinking pile of trouble with his pa. He has to dig himself out--he has to--because, when it comes to winning back his father's love, failure's simply not an option. After making an extraordinary discovery in the family cornfield--the find of a lifetime--Joel hopes to finally redeem himself in his father's eyes. But, as Joel's about to discover, matters of redemption are rarely straightforward.
Neither is the journey from boy to young man.
Come down home to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and sink your soul into rich red Tennessee clay. You never know what you might unearth...