An unexpected clean bill of health drives ill-equipped Virgil Ray Pickers to search for an alternative to his disability checks, while an out-of-control small-town mayor and police department may provide an opportunity. Meanwhile, Virgil Ray’s wife, Martha Mae, is dealing with her own identity crisis: what does it mean to be a woke woman in rural America? In another hilarious tale from the small Midwestern town of Burned Fork, the Pickers find themselves immersed in a strange world of big money, corporate intrigue, and dirty political tricks. Will they emerge for better or for worse?
In this, the newest Burned Fork tale, Will Martin depicts more of the down-home manners of the town’s unforgettable, colorful characters in a style reminiscent of Fannie Flagg. Laughing out loud is permitted.