When their only family car is stolen, Ty and his kid brother Joel can't believe it when Pa buys a horse-n-buggy instead of another car. But Pa has decided to accept the reality of a world where fuel is getting scarce. Ty and Joel must now adapt to a life reminiscent of the 19th century while...
Ty: The story is in dialect, and from Ty's point of view. Ty is eighteen and is the eldest in a family of sons on a farm somewhere in the southeastern United States about a hundred years in the future. He is hot-tempered and angry that everything around him is going backward while he's trying to go forward with his life. He is also keenly aware of his responsibility to the family as the oldest.
Joel: Joel is Ty's younger brother, and his shadow. He's fourteen years old, and even more hot-tempered and impulsive than Ty.
Pa: Pa is Ty and Joel's harsh father. Borders on abusive, but loves his sons. Is damned scared of the future in store for his sons.
Grampa: Grampa is Ma's Pa, and is fond of reminiscing on the good old days, when gas was plentiful and everyone had electricity.
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