Twisted Oak, a fictional place inhabited by fictional characters reflects modern reality and the historical river region aristocracy. A poignant tale of contemporary American personal strife explores human sexuality, gender roles, race, religion, addiction and the search for meaning. Dialogue and rich cultural settings show the characters’ struggles in relation to the world around them. Power and drama arise as they navigate their circumstances to find love and acceptance in a world that appears to offer little. Twisted Oak defines modern American family in all its diversity and strength that will endure for generations. A culture that embraces the alternative, but grasps the past, the characters and scenarios are both familiar and profane, but valuable in the struggle to find our greatest potential. Twisted Oak is not for the faint of heart. It is an honest vignette of the savagery of the human condition and the power in all of us to live in spite of it.