Redwood Summer is a novel of San Jose, CA in the year 1990. The story begins during the fall/winter of that year as Jason, the protagonist, looks back over the life changing events of the previous few months to figure out how ended up in his unfavorable situation. The story is told as a flashback until Jason ends up where he’s at in the first chapter.
Redwood Summer is a story of love, friendship, betrayal, difficult choices, and survival in a society that is becoming increasingly expensive as it abandons its peace dividend in favor of ongoing militarism.
Following are the links to the first 15 chapters as well as an opening short story. There’ll be 17 chapters in all.
The Hill, a short story prologue