“It may very well be the greatest Christmas story told since St. Luke’s second chapter.” -Some guy I met at the gas-station. I don’t really know if he was referring to this book. Marty had seen that strange look on his dad’s face before. Come to think of it, he’d seen it on Uncle Roger at Christmas time too. But when he asks about it dad says, “I dunno’ Marts, when you get older trying to remember things from your past is like lifting stones—and some stones are heavier than others.” Marty becomes convinced that there’s a childhood secret the brothers won’t—or maybe can’t—talk about… Guns and scooters, cinnamon buns and Nintedo, tractors and time travel—there’s a reason why some random guy may or may not have thought that this story is so magical—which it is, just so you know.
Roy Douglas Milner is the main character’s dad. Everything he writes is true and if you’re not ready to believe it then put this book down right now! Go read a training manual on dental hygiene or accounting. But seriously, Roy’s pretty awesome. He’s also pretty weird. He wrote another book but you have to be older to read that one. Right now he manages a lab, but he’s not the kind of scientist mentioned in the preface to this story. Oh, you should check out his music and film scores too