Mark Cloud, whom we first met as an eight-year-old in Brad Whittington's debut novel, WELCOME TO FRED, is all grown up now and on the other side of one of those truly life-changing experiences: the death of his pastor-father. As he sits in his father's study, memories of his own college years begin to surface. One year in particular captures his attention --- the year "the wheels came off."
It starts out as the year Mark had long anticipated, and not just out of the usual excitement about college. He is leaving home, and leaving Fred, Texas, where he always and forever would be known as the preache