Tells the story of a summer camp in Mississippi, a surly lifeguard, a rebellious orphan girl, and the fateful day when they learn the secrets of life and death.
Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909. Her work for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression gave her unique insight into the lives of Americans living in the South during this troubled time. She wrote widely about the area and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1992. She was a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and also taught creative writing. She died in 2001.