A widow in her mid thirties, Alison has been in mourning for two years. She lives with her sister and brother-in-law in West Virginia, and they are urging her to get on with her life and move back home. Alison promises to leave–just as soon as she renovates a nearly-ruined 1976 Corvette rusting in their garage. Problem is, she doesn’t know the first thing about cars, and the fact that the townspeople (with the exception of a cute demolition man) are bewildered by a woman messing with automotive parts does not help.
Brad Barkley is the author of two adult novels (Money, Love and Alison’s Automotive Repair Manual) and two story collections, the most recent of which is Another Perfect Catastrophe. Two of his books have been Booksense 76 selections. His short… More about Brad Barkley