Charles flees from a restrictive religious community, learns auto mechanics and drifts across the nation. Caroline learns a trade under the thumb of a demanding stage mother and travels the world. After a chance meeting, they forge a relationship. With a romance rooted in trust, they become vagabonds searching for a more satisfying life.
Born in Ohio, Williams grew up in Oregon. After graduating from university, he served four years in the army before earning a MA in Iowa. He taught English and history for thirty years in the United States, Germany and Japan. He currently resides in Lake County, Oregon.