I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but once I got into this story I couldn’t put it down. The Clock of Life is a coming of age story during our nation’s fight for Equal Rights. Jason Lee is a boy trying to define himself in the racially charged town of Hadlee, Mississippi. The southern ambiance, the Selma riots, Martin Luther King, and the March to Montgomery, all plant us in a time of historic turmoil as Jason Lee tries to figure out who he is versus the ghost of a father he never knew. The story is poignant and real. I highly recommend it. Nicola Trwst, author of The Belvedere Club and Bayou Nights.