Give Us A Kiss

Give Us A Kiss

eBook - 2012
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Doyle Redmond, drifting through life and escaping from a failed marriage, heads for his family home in the Ozarks to find his brother and ends up in the middle of a blood feud between the Dolly clan and his own family.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780316401517
031640151X
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 194, 10 p.)

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

That night, when he dropped me back in Lawrence, he'd said," Baby bro, don't it seem most everything you'n me do together we have to run from?" "Yeah. Or deny under oath, at least." "Uh-huh. Us Redmond boys, we're a good match." "Now and then," I said. "And always for reasons."

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

Such shacks pock our region, hatching batches of children the regular world will have to deal with down the line. These wild kids are reared on baloney and navy beans, corn much and Kool-Aid, and quick, terrible rough stuff. Their lips are circled by orange or red or green juice stains and their knees and elbows generally have scabs on them from two or three scrapes at recess. All they ever know is that they want, and someday they'll learn you got, and after that the rest is sirens and statistics and nods from the wall of dead.

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

The exposed meat of the coyote showed signs of having been pecked and torn at by all manner of lesser creatures who would have fled before the beast when he lived. I guess I sensed the message but I didn't rightly absorb it.

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

The law had come nosing around for Smoke again, and Mom and General Jo asked if I wouldn't go back down home, find my big brother and talk some sense at him. The Kansas City law had a serious warrant, and, really, truth was on their side, but us Redmonds have never been the sort of bloodline who'll give our kin up easy to the penitentiary. It is one of our legends of our hillbilly selves, our heritage and genetic demeanor, that we don't truckle before authority.

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