Mason Bricker is a young man from West Virginia, a college student facing many challenges as he comes of age. He is compelled by duty to justice to help his black friends who are the victims of racism. He must face the pain of the tragic death of a hero, pain from his early teens manifesting in his young adult life. Mason strives to realize his dreams of glory on the gridiron. And romance grasps his heart. All these converge on him in a week in early November 1975.Think about it. You're an anonymous walk-on who every autumn Saturday wears the uniform of the college football team of your boyhood dreams. A total stranger presents you with evidence that your head coach is accepting bribes from a wealthy bigot. What would you do? Think again. You're a bright college student serving as a tutor in the English Department. It happens. You've met the stunning woman of your fantasies. One problem: she's faculty. What would you do? What would you do? Read Wise Fools.