Two stories about small town America sixty years ago, just before and midway through the Second World War. Time Chords: Memory is captured, contained in time chords, some of which soar and inspire our spirit, while others may dwarf us and claw at our beings for a lifetime. . . Stones: October, 1940. Nazis start W.W. II in Europe and anti-semitism is in the air. Joseph, an 8-year-old Jewish boy in a small country school in upstate New York, has his classmates incited to violent action against him by a manipulative, anti-semitic second grade teacher. Drowning: July, 1943. Midway through W.W. II. On a very hot summer's day, Joseph, now ten, leads two rabbi's sons into an illegal, deserted lake for a swim. When an odd, policeman's son appears, Joseph finds himself challenging the boys to a dangerous war game-taking a moldy old rowboat across the weed-strewn lake. The war game ends in a tragic drowning, followed by an elusive search for guilt and truth.
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