A social outcast involved in a clandestine love affair with an American Indian football player from her high school witnesses a violent crime while waiting for him. How can she come forward to give up one secret but keep the other hidden? 'Near the End of August' is a puzzle, intercutting between Shelley's eventual interview with a police detective and the events she describes -- and some that she does not share. Only when we have all the pieces can we understand the power of her journey, her guilt, and her ultimate victory. Written by
Shelley has a secret. His name is Storm.