Let's start at the very beginning.
This is my dog.
Doris Faye is a rescue. Dale Harris & I got her to watch over my truck.
Dale Harris and I were landlords in Dallas's gay ghetto. Then we bought a boat.
Betty Jane, a 1955 Chris-Craft Corsair, forty-five feet long, was sinking in her slip when we rescued her on a wet and icy February night.
River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America takes place on our nation’s rivers—beyond cellphone coverage, billboards, and traffic signs. We are wholly different from those around us, but we depend on them, nonetheless, if we are to succeed. They take us in and—abiding by the ancient seafarer’s code: "Always render aid”—they teach us. They are the subjects of River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America.