|About the Book|
Visions of Alfrance – The Buck Chronicles (Book I)The saga begins in 1960 when Arthur Royal, a white Georgian landowner, travels to Florida in search of his black employee who has disappeared while transporting a large sum of his money intended toMoreVisions of Alfrance – The Buck Chronicles (Book I)The saga begins in 1960 when Arthur Royal, a white Georgian landowner, travels to Florida in search of his black employee who has disappeared while transporting a large sum of his money intended to purchase heroin. Unable to find the worker, Royal is introduced to Alvaro Debre, an exiled Haitian Houngan (Vodou Priest). Royal hires Debre to replace the missing worker and carries him to the small Georgian community known as Granite. In exchange for his services, Debre (who Royal nicknames, Buck) is allowed to stay in a small outhouse located in the rear of the main house and is given a generous weekly salary. Between his light tasks as a yardman and his trips to Florida, Buck helps himself to the four young women who live and work in the Royal household- one of which is Royals 19 year old daughter, Josephine.Just as his sexual exploits are about to catch up with him, Buck leaves Royals employ and moves on the Hill, the black section of Granite. Now a member of the black community, Buck becomes a bootlegger and a heroin dealer. He also becomes mentor and confidant to six young boys who live on the Hill. And without their conscious knowledge, organizes them into a group, known throughout Granite as the Crew. Alfrance, Bucks favorite and the most talented of the group becomes its leader. Book I chronicles how the six members of the Crew become friends, learn of their deeper connections and how each boy gradually becomes aware of his initiation into a secret world where only the chosen few may enter.