There are several threads in the story, of course. Not only is Jessamine trying to figure out how to escape this marriage in the early 1900’s, her son, Tennyson, is getting into his own brand of trouble. He is, in the story and in real life, a moonshine bootlegger. He leaves Virginia for a time, and heads out west to Kansas. Problem is, telling all of Tennyson’s story and research would be a big spoiler for the ending…so instead…here are a few things Tennyson had in his possession:
Like I said, he was getting into his own brand of trouble.