1. Small Town Girl
Elena Williamson is your typical small town, salt of thee earth, heart-of-gold, farmgirl, hailing from a farm near a hole-in-the-wall town called Toekoms, NC, ZA.
Her family however is not typical, raised in a household were skills, knowledge and chores are shared equally between all children and spouses, they cause quite a stir among the neighbours. Elena can strip and fix any engine just as well as her older brother can iron or hem a pair of pants.
Her parents wanting the best for their children scraped and saved so that they would have the opportunity, if they wished to attend university.
Thus Elena's story begins on her first day of class in Sodom and Gomorrah as her father calls it, Kimberley, NC, ZA.