"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" Betty Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve
Adam Alexander McCay was born November 23, 1963 – the day after JFK was assassinated. So he’s 50 at the time of Cenote and 51 at the time of Primrose. His sister, Caila, was born two years earlier. This time difference, post-assassination and pre-assassination we will discover over the course of the books, has a profound effect upon their world views, which puts Adam and Caila in constant conflict.
Adam grew up in Denver, where his father had settled the family as the golf pro at a local country club. Adam went to UCLA but flunked out his first semester. So he went to what was then called Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. We learn more about his story in Cenote, we learn about his relationship with his sister in Primrose, and we learn about his relationship with his father and other people in his life in Eden.