Fiction. Charlene is an underground dump fire. Louis Sabine is a dead Marine who played the sax. Together, can they help end racial tension building in Pine, after the needless death of a young mother and her daughter, plus the savage murder of an aunt whose voodoo was inflaming matters? Can they save the Looms and the Sabines, historically white and black families, who have interbred? Can they restore any semblance of love?