Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote, the authors, are the backdrop of this love story and mystery. It begins as an innocent trip to Monroeville, Alabama, to see a reenactment of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, with two strangers, one from Chicago and the other from Atlanta. A black girl from Atlanta and a white boy from the south side of Chicago connect on their first day, and the adventure begins.
Hooking up in the Deep South would be enough of a challenge, but what ensues—the KKK, murder, and their two moms finding love also—creates a wild ride. It’s contemporary, and a number of social reform issues thread their way through this energy-packed loving couple’s lives. Very contemporary and happening right now. You are in here somewhere; find yourself.