SLOW EDDIE is a story of friendship, race, class, love and loss that unfolds on Cape Cod. Eddie, a bike-riding school teacher is friends with Harvard classmates Chip and Jamie, respectively a patrician lawyer and smart-mouthed Jewish doctor. Jules is Chip's wife, Jamie's nurse, and Eddie's fantasy. Supporting characters include Eddie's twin cousins, formerly incarcerated and now custodians at his school, as well as teaching colleagues Nettie, a "Reverse Freedom Rider" from the South, and Taylor, a privileged ex-patriot of Grosse Point, Michigan. Eddie's favorite is Perry, a promising Cape Verdean student and athlete.