I decided to re-edit and republish my first novel, Bobby’s Socks. In the #Metoo era, I mentioned it in the forthcoming novel, A Year inside the Moon.
It should have been a day to remember: in the meadows beyond the school summer camp, Bobby had his first kiss. But when a slung rock shatters his friend Breck’s front teeth, Bobby must be punished… He’ll spend the rest of his life trying to forget Assistant Principal Diabolus and the terrible things that happened in that lonely cabin.
The years pass in a haze. Diabolus haunts Bobby and his friend Willis like a specter, preying on their bodies when backs are turned. By the time he graduates, Bobby is a shell of the man he might have been; he spends his days and nights stumbling between college bars, his thoughts drifting again and again to suicide.
But when Ardee, an old girlfriend on her way home from college, finds Bobby passed out in the street, his journey toward recovery—and revenge—can finally begin.
Bobby’s Socks is the moving story of one man forced to confront his abusive past, and is a sober reminder that, through love and healing, suffering can be transcended—and evil confronted.