Shuttled among orphanages and foster homes since he was 11, Wesley Benfield - newly converted - is trying to turn over a new leaf. But two things are keeping him from a straight-and-narrow kind of existence: lust for Phoebe, and a National Steel Dobro bottleneck guitar. There’s more than one way for an ungainly white boy to find a little soul, and Wesley strikes out on his own path of redemption.
I've yet to put my finder on exactly what it is but Clyde Edgerton's writing fills that "missing family and my little hometown" every time. Within the first chapter, it's as if you've just ran into those crazy people you grew up with. This definitely could be a stand alone book but also serves as the perfect follow up to Walking Across Egypt. Unlike many sequels this is not a rehashing of the same story. Instead it's a chance to see growth of the previous background characters now forefront, meet new characters just as likable as the lasts, and catch up on the lives of those that played lead roles in the previous book. Masterful weaving of the old and new!