Return (Four Novellas)
by Jack Richards
After a long absence from his hometown, a successful executive returns to attend the funeral of a boyhood friend. While there, he gains insight into the events that caused him to run away as a child.
MURDER AT THE LAKE
While on vacation, a man witnesses the murder of a beautiful woman. He is unable to intervene, and as a result, previously unresolved feeling of guilt and inadequacy surface to compel him to become involved in the mysterious events that follow.
Together, a black man and a white boy attempt to find escape from abuse and persecution. A group of street people in Chicago help them in their quest.
After a man loses his job, his wife, and hope for a decent future, he runs away. His fortunes are reversed when he meets a gold prospector - until they encounter two escaped convicts guilty of rape and murder.