Willem's Field : Willem Fremont has spent his adult life held tight inside the clenched fist of panic disorder, caused in part by his house falling into a sinkhole when he was a teenager. Determined to break the pattern, even as he reaches his twilight years, Willem returns to his childhood home in Purvis, Mississippi. There, he discovers his father's acreage in the hands of the splintered Till family. For Eilene Till, life is a constant battle in which her sons, Sonny and Bruno, refuse to aid her. For Leath, Bruno's wife, Willem's sinkhole, with its calm artesian well, has become a place of refuge. From these unsettled lives comes a story of reconciliation against all odds and a vision of rekindled love. It is also a compassionate portrait of small-town life that celebrates the unusual, embraces the unwanted, and opens its arms to all lost souls in search of a home.