This story opens in 1961, and right away the reader discovers that peace and violence, beauty and evil, can co-exist in the same place, casting a contradiction into every story. Mike appears to be a sweet and innocent three year old boy, but he harbors a wicked spirit. At the core of his soul lurks an evil, bent on the destruction of his brother Jerry.
As the book begins, the family is beset with one catastrophe after another, which threatens to destroy them from within. Mike is at the center of all of this chaos, and as we follow him through the years, his inner battle between good and evil, is played out in unimaginable ways. Follow the family through those years of tribulation, as their steadfast belief in God, and hope for a better future keeps them going, and makes them a pillar of strength.
But is there hope for Mike?