Set in Central America and in middle Tennessee, Barry Kitterman s debut novel gives us two intertwined stories: In the first, Tanner Johnson, nearing midlife, has left his pregnant wife and taken a job as a baker, working nights, trying to avoid a shadowy presence that haunts him from the past. In the second, Tanner relives his painful experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, where he taught at a boys reform school nearly a quarter century ago. Haunted by the past, he struggles to find the courage to accept his ...

The Baker's Boy 2008, Southern Methodist University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870745201