When elementary school teacher John Percy Yorktown attempts to avoid the draft during World War II, he finds himself painting barns in northeast Texas. This odyssey is forced upon him after he makes a scene at the Fox Theatre during a matinee Western. After purchasing a Model T van from a barn painter, he is at last free until he meets the beautiful wife of the elementary school principal. The unsettling events of his life are inseparable from those of the nation and the rural landscape of Texas. A Time of Sycamore Trees is a book written from the heart.
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About the Author
Franklin Lafayette King was born in Borger, Texas. His father was both a public school teacher and cotton farmer. He attended East Texas State University. He is also the author of Hauntings of a Summer Moon, Sunflowers and Zinnias, The Poet Who Writes Upon Water, In the Shadow of Leaves, The Woman in the Window, The Seven Woods of Coole, Lost Graves, The Story of James and Other Writings, The Dark Side of Man, Montserrat and China Sailor: The Shooting of Whales-all published by Texture Press.