If you’ve heard Kee tell a story, you’ll enjoy his debut novel. As are many novels, the characters are a combination of real-life people and fictional characters – a fictional autobiography. Buddy Hinton, the protagonist, is mostly Kee — or, as he says, more how he wishes he might have been; and Jake — fisherman, ex-convict, former tent preacher — is a combination of Kee’s grandfather and a man that he worked with at summer camp.
Jake and Buddy form an unlikely bond that transcends age and race. They have many conversations about life and faith which forges a strong friendship that ultimately heals them both. (Peake Road Publishers, paperback, 2014)