When Mama's Gone
Richard O. Jones
This compelling story takes the reader into the
mind of a dedicated criminal suddenly plunged into single fatherhood.
Richard Jones, a Los Angeles city slicker and con artist, marries a naive
country girl from Mississippi. Annie Mae Champs, a devout Christian,
compromises her faith to appease her atheist husband. This paradoxical
marriage drifts apart on moral issues and ends with Annie's untimely death.
This tragedy leaves Jones alone to rear their four daughters, ages ten,
six, four, and two years old.