Professor of Music Gus LeGarde, the central character in Firesong, is a man of many roles
He is a devoted husband, father, grandfather, leader in his tiny, impoverished Methodist church, trusted friend of many. Gus has seen a bit of the world in past days, done his share of traveling, had some unusual experiences in a variety of places.
Now he’s back where his real home and heart are
He’s at home now, in his real home, a small town in New York’s Genesee Valley. It would seem, at this time and in this place that means so much to him, Gus should be living a well-ordered, peace-filled life, tending his gardens and feeding his extended family from the bounty of his own efforts. But instead of peaceful days and quiet nights, Gus and the town experience a confluence of troubles the like of which it hasn’t seen for many years. If ever.