Some people have no place to call home; others discover home is not a safe place. Christine Covington and the old man she meets in Reno-who calls himself Socrates-have both learned these lessons the hard way.
Socrates, a homeless wanderer, has evaded the law for twenty years and has created a mythical place called Athens, Nevada. Christine, a young woman, has escaped the oppression of a family member. As they endeavor to stay beneath society's radar, Christine (in disguise) and Socrates spend the summer together bicycling through the mountains of California and the old gold-rush towns of Nevada, panning for gold. Along their journey, Socrates shares his wealth of wisdom, teaching Christine a new way of thinking.
As suspense builds, Christine and Socrates eventually discover they can't escape their pasts forever. With the FBI pursuing Socrates and police authorities searching for Christine, the pair manages to evade their pursuers, but only for so long. Finally captured, Socrates is subjected to a modern trial just as the real Socrates was in 399 B.C. Through it all, the friendship between Socrates and Christine deepens as they learn how to better handle their problems.
A Summer with Socrates will delight you with its twists, turns, and surprises, keeping you reading and learning from the opening pages to its eloquent ending.
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