Johnny Nova, a struggling attorney, has decided to return home for his high school's twentieth reunion, the first time he has returned since graduating in 1964. His memories of high school begin to flood back to him on his return flight, especially his junior year. There were many fond memories, but some he'd rather just forget. He remains single. That junior year plays back to him in full detail during the flight. When he does get home, he discovers a beautiful surprise he never could have expected.
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"Somewhere Beyond the Rim", a novella by John Herrera, is a story,mainly, of youths in the early 1960's in a small northern town in Arizona. The story follows the trials and travails of young high school juniors throughout their school year. Their is comedy, romance and tragedy in this year that will forever change their future. The story actually begins as Johnny Nova is returning home for his school's 20th reunion. He highly anticipates getting back with some old schoolmates, he hasn't been back to his home town in 20 years. He will discover a beautiful surprise he never expected.