Do Boy was born after the turmoil of the Civil War but still a product of plantation life in the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina. He was raised by Mannie, the woman who had also raised the plantation owner, who cared for Do Boy after his mother died in childbirth. He grew up working the fields. Fate stepped in as a teen when he encountered two strangers on a riverbank. When the meeting comes to a tragic end, Do Boy flees. Do Boys path through life now follows an uncharted course, with as many twists and turns as the rivers that carry him to safety in Charlestowne. Over the next few years, Do Boy acquires a circle of friends that bonds as a family. In time, they settle in Atlanta in a large home intent on establishing a new life and business. Another twist of fate changes their plans. Years later, Do Boy yields to the urge to return to his roots. It is there that he learns that his life has come full circle. The bonds of past are firmly entwined with those of his maturing years.