"Barbed wire cuts on both sides of the fence."

In a Texas time when cattle were more common than houses and racial division was both expected and tolerated, Beauregard Lee Kelso learned at an early age some painful truths about the breaking and mending of souls. Now decades later at the age of eighty-three, this old cowboy struggles with decisions of his past that won’t allow him peace of mind.

Through the unlikely messengers of two young trespassers — one white and one black — looking to fish in one of the many pasture watering holes, the issues of race are softened by the sheer beauty of nature and friendship. Bo eventually hires Kevin and Leonard as summer farmhands, offering mentorship and freedom the boys had not before known.

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