Reuben Land's father Jeremiah performs miracles. To borrow a phrase from Reuben, narrator of Leif Enger's debut novel PEACE LIKE A RIVER, "Make of that what you will." It's an undisputed fact as far as Reuben is concerned and a key part of his story about his family's quest to find his fugitive older brother, Davy. Reuben, now an adult, looks back on his 11th year, telling his story self-consciously, self-deprecatingly and with a sense of wonder appropriate to this story in which the miraculous and the mundane are woven together seamlessly.
Davy breaks out of jail and goes on the run after killing two boys who molest his girlfriend, briefly