Shooting the Limit Author:William E. Leverette It was September 1, 1939, the opening day of the season, and Bill Lockyear's father took him on a dove hunt. That day also, Hitler invaded Poland to open World War II. Bill was "almost fifteen," about to enter prep school, and already preoccupied with the stirrings of sexual awareness. — The opening chapter of this appealing book te... more »lls of that remarkable day of initiation for Bill Lockyear. It was when he met Evelyn, one of the two girls of his years of innocence. You won't read another hunting story quite like it.
For Bill, the next four years would be dominated by that "thing," as his mother calls it, and by conflicts between his very different parents and his growing recognition that when he reached 18, all his adolescent preoccupations might be ended if he went to war. He both dreaded it -- and longed for it.
In this novel of growing up in the 1940's, Leverette recalls a time in history that seems as remote as that of Thomas Jefferson. Yet Bill Lockyear and his generation anticipated most of the major concerns for the 1990's.
SHOOTING THE LIMIT moves through the contradictions of pathos, idealism and sensuality which exist together in the many moods of adolescence." A fabulous coming of age story« less