The title story takes the reader to a Chesapeake Bay fishing village during the War of 1812. The next group of stories range from a flash fiction tall tale in 1926 Alaska to a man on the run humming a 1970s pop tune to a child in 1941 knowing the world will never change to a 1990s eerie mystery with unexpected photos.
The final group of stories takes place in the 21st century. A driving lesson ends most unexpectedly, a baglady discovers an intruder, then a retired shrimper proves his undying love. The final story returns to Chesapeake Bay where the restoration of an old ship meets murder and deep-fried turkey.
Crab appetizer recipes included.