|About the Book|
Twenty-three year old Howard Johnson has recently lost his family and his farm to the many dust storms of the Great Depression. Hitching the rails, he decides to leave his Kansas home and head east in search of his brother, where he encounters homeless men, thieves, and a young con-artist along the way. As he begins to set up a new life for himself in Virginia, the young African-American protagonist is presented with new found friends, but also hatred, poverty and cruelty.Quick With Flies is a rumination for the mind and soul, wherein a young man must face the many misfortunes that eventually shape his perception of his own dignity and humanity. He might find peace, but at what price? Comfort, but to what end? And how much of this American Earth is really his? Such questions are his tale.