Fuller Man takes place in rural Missouri and is written in Diane Glancy's characteristic style: rich in setting and personality. It is the story of Hadley and the Williges family; it is also a story about faith--religious faith and faith in humanity. Hadley's father, Bill, is a reporter for the Kansas City Chronicle and his absences from the family and free-wheeling independence are the source of bitter fights between him and his wife. Their stormy relationship influences each of the Williges' children in profound ways: Gus ends up on the periphery of reality; Nealy becomes a missionary in Nigeria; and Hadley searches for the meaning of the Biblical passage: And an highway shall be there, and a way.
Diane Glancy is the author of many novels, essays and books of poetry. She has won the North American Indian Prose Award and the Capricorn Prize for poetry. Part Cherokee, Glancy teaches Native American literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.