Friday Calls by E. Vernon F. Glenn
"It's Friday night in Winston Salem: Vernon Glenn tells it like it is about the city's wealthy establishment and its invisible underbelly. In this tongue-in-cheek morality tale, the wages of sin are lightened by Edward F. V. Tyrell, Esq., who slyly maneuvers between both worlds. Glenn's vividly painted characters reflect James Lee Burke's murky demimonde, Walker Percy's detached Southern aristocracy, and Michael Malone's wry humor."
—Moreton Neal, Chapel Hill Magazine
On one Indian summer Friday night, things happen that change the course of hundreds of lives.
In Winston-Salem, a tobacco and mill town in central North Carolina, people like to relax as the weekend comes nigh, and depending on whether they sit above or below the salt, they'll do so in different ways.
Both the well-to-do and the less-thans are wizened practitioners of the art of steam blowing, all in the name of fun and respite. And in doing so, violence and deceit and sadness mingle with money and alcohol to create a dangerous, crackling third rail of despair. And the story is never exactly as it seems to be.
This is a work of fiction built upon two true events that happened within hours of each other. All the players are entwined, a basket of snakes and innocents that are penned into embracing one another. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
As E. B. White famously and drily noted, "It's never just one thing..."
E. Vernon F. Glenn is a Tar Heel native and has been a practicing litigator for the past forty years. He loves the courtroom! Vernon has done many interesting things in his life including testifying before congress, serving as a scout for disabled persons football and basketball games, and traveling all about the globe. He finds most of his writing inspiration from his experiences as a lawyer.