By Susan Straight
These fourteen interconnected tales occur in Rio Seco, a fictional urban in California according to the author’s fatherland of Riverside. With its fire-prone mountains, palm bushes, and pig farms, the languid speed of lifestyles in Rio Seco has the specific air of the South, and certainly a few of the town’s older citizens hail from Mississippi. yet regardless of a colourful feel of group, either young and old are hemmed in via poverty and strife. youngsters fight to outlive shootings, siblings are misplaced to cigarettes laced with embalming fluid, and older relations are driven out in their houses to make approach for improvement. With exemplary compassion, directly brings those characters’ tales to searing life.
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