A story of a boy's childhood through adulthood, dealing with senses and flashes of prior incarnations and pre-cognition. All while not really understanding and being discouraged to discuss what is common to so many of us. A delightful reflection of growing up in the mid-west in a combination of stories such as "The Razor's Edge" and "Slaughterhouse Five" meeting "Forrest Gump" with touches of "I Remember Mama". The story touches upon ethics and attitudes inate to an earlier era and a value system partially lost; but not forgotten. A good read for younger generations.