Set in suburban Boston during the 1970’s, Ace on the Hill tells the story of Jayson (“Jay’) Zimmerman, an imaginative yet impressionable young man from an upwardly mobile family who’s more familiar with moving trucks and boxes than the confines of any home in which he’s lived. As Jay settles into his new environment, he experiences situations both comical and gut-wrenching: fallout from his first crush, peer pressure, and the awkwardness of puberty. Instead of being sustained by the cornerstones of family and faith, Jay becomes cynical as, time and again, he witnesses the darker side of human nature. A familiar face sparks new passions, however, fueling his motivation while helping him rekindle his first love: baseball. With renewed clarity and confidence, Jay does what any honorable young man would do…make a stand.
Even before he goes into his windup, Jay has found home.