| January 13, 2016



Daniel Morley, a painter in his 60’s, and his wife Sonja, a photographer, leave their home in Europe to live on a university campus in a large Midwestern American city. This is the neighborhood where Daniel spent his childhood and left with his mother in his teens. He hasn’t been back for many decades. The story follows several threads.

1. After years of hard work, Sonja and Daniel look for renewal in both their marriage and their professions.

2. An account of past events, sometimes turbulent and threatening to their family life, that brought Daniel and Sonja to their current situation.

3. A survey of the pictures Daniel paints while he is at the university.

4. An account of his health problems because of aging.

5. A coterie of idol worshipers on campus cause a tragic scandal that touches many parts of university life.

6. A survey of the actions of the some the people whom the scandal effects.

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