Fred Dogan is a loving husband and devoted father, dedicated to his family and his work. He's also a recovering alcoholic. When his sanity and sobriety are tested by unthinkable horrors across the course of a year, he finds himself driven to the edge of a spiritual cliff, forced to ponder the ultimate question: can he somehow survive the realization of every husband's and father's worst nightmare, or should he simply step off the ride - into oblivion unknown?
A Straw in the Wind is perhaps Prescott's most poignant tale yet, an emotional tour-de-force of highest literary merit. With its taut prose, vivid imagery, and Prescott's rare ability to breathe three-dimensional life into all of his characters, here is a beautifully rendered novella without the slightest hint of artifice: stirring, succinct, unpredictable, and unforgettable.