Georgia is a trilogy. In Part One some of the central underlying social tensions are set out and explored. The equilibrium of Varner’s Junction, a small town in Southeastern Georgia in the early twentieth century is disturbed when a foundling is delivered to the principal property owner, Samuel Beauchay. The child appears to be bi-racial but is accepted by Beauchay to be raised alongside his own son, Jason. The foundling, John Dow, and his adventures are followed throughout the book. The boy is under the watchful eye of Jefferson John Brown, the first African American to graduate with a philosophy degree from an Ivy League University. Why did Jefferson return to the farm of his birth? What deep secrets are in his past? The answers to these questions will gradually reveal themselves. It could be a matter of life or death.