Heywood offers a glimpse into the world his best loved characters came from, like Grady Service, Limpy Allerdyce, and Luticious Treebone. From the early 1900s to present day, Heywood shows the roots of Yoopers and how their influence has spread across the peninsula. Meet ‘Didit Dave’ and his sudden and unexpected promotion to police chief, a dead man who doesn’t make it to heaven but instead an old bar in Kate’s Bay, and several military veterans who had engaged in each major US conflict and managed to return home. This collection wouldn’t be complete without a couple classic Heywood mysteries featuring a new detective duo: Tribal police chief John Clash and Houghton County Sheriff Nayar Sekhar. One thing is for certain, the characters in this collection could only come from one place.
For Yoopers who are far and away (and some who are not so far away), one thing is true for them all: They all want to return above the bridge ASAP. Heywood’s collection of stories shares why.