She wasn't supposed to fall in love with him. Her family, her age, her religion, and her race ruled against her having anything to do with him. But she couldn't help it -- even when she knew it was wrong and against everything she'd been taught. Angel-Louise is a rmal high school teenager with an active imagination and a heart as big as the world. Feeling constrained by the narrow limits and prejudices of the sometimes odd characters that surround her and make up her world, she finds someone to connect with who understands her and her passions and her desire for a wider meaning for her life. The impossible friendship she forms with an older man grows into love and romance, shared beliefs and passions, and ultimately into a sexual relationship. The people around her are t ready to accept an interracial romance that challenges the taboos of race and age of the small town in which she lives. This relationship roils the society in which she lives and comes to a head in a tragic and violent confrontation between her private desires and the stringent prejudices of a small Southern town. A young adult interracial romance of jealousy and taboo love. Funny. Sad. Tragic. But ultimately life-affirming.