Redwood Summer is a novel of San Jose, CA set 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 competitive and expensive as it abandons its peace dividend in favor of new lands to occupy.
Following are the links to all 17 chapters as well as an opening short story.
The Hill, a short story prologue https://robertkirkendall.com/2014/10/17/the-hill/