A Love Refracted In A Stream is a first person fictional memoir that follows the experiences and somewhat unreliable observations of Crate concerning his life and especially his brother, Raynold. Crate delivers his disaffected account of their lives, recalling personal truths, observations and adventures within the cynical and callous world around him. And although he attempts to protect and care for his brother, Raynold, who is a schizophrenic, he can not prevent the inevitable suicide. As the narrative unfolds, it is clear Crate is actually losing part of himself, the brother he was protecting and cherishing was in fact, his own mental illness projected through delusions. Over the years, as he learned to accommodate and isolate this disease, Crate, in effect, was actually losing this part of himself, whom he had hallucinated as his brother. Nonetheless, he knows he still loves his brother and will miss him, even though, Crate had to slowly deconstruct Raynold over years and years and inevitably let him go.