When his snobbish future in-laws travel all the way from Boston to visit, wise-cracking Southerner Wiley Cantrell learns that gay marriage is not without its disadvantages.
Occupied by concerns over the health of his special needs son Noah, a meth baby who was not expected to live and who is now on the cusp of puberty, the antics of Wiley’s outrageous would-be mother-in-law and severely conservative father-in-law strain his relationship with Jackson Ledbetter, a pediatric nurse who poses problems of his own. As their respective families meet and greet, each just as meddlesome and inflexible as the other, North meets South and the fireworks and cultural misunderstandings are plenty.
A tornado blows through the small Mississippi town where Wiley’s mother lives, wrecking his mother’s house and leaving their lives in disarray. Then Jackson’s secret drug addiction comes to light, and Wiley and Noah are devastated. With so many stones in the road, Wiley and Jackson find their dream of becoming a real family falling apart. Though Wiley relies on humor to cope, he’ll need something more to keep his happily ever after from slipping away.
Sequel to Shaking the Sugar Tree
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Length: Novel 350 pages
About the author
Nick Wilgus is the author of the romantic comedy SHAKING THE SUGAR TREE about a gay single father raising a deaf child in the South.
He is also the author of the Father Ananda murder-mystery series: Mindfulness and Murder, Garden of Hell and Killer Karma. His works have been translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.
He also wrote the script for the award-winning film Sop mai Ngeap, based on Mindfulness and Murder, produced by DeWarrenne Films in Bangkok, nominated for Best Screenplay by the Thai Film Association.
Under the pen name Sulayman X, he is also the author of several novels, including BILAL’s BREAD, TEARS OF A DRAGON and KING OF STORMS. Under the pen name Jerome Wilde, he is the author of BOY CRUCIFIED: A THOMAS NOEL MYSTERY.
Wilgus sold his first short story, The Boogeyman in the Closet, to The Horror Show when he was 17.
He lives in Tupelo, Mississippi