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This Is Graceanne's Book: A Novel
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The story is told by a nine-year old boy, Charlie, who observes with an encompassing awe a pivotal year in the life of his older sister Graceanne. She's loud, intellectual and a ruthless physical and psychological daredevil, a girl whose ferocious exploits are the stuff of local legend and the stuff of all that Charlie aspires to be. He narrates Graceanne's painful passage into teenage, a passage made tempestuous by their violent mother.
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The coming of age of two poor children in 1960s Mississippi, one a dynamic girl, the other her awed brother who narrates. The novel describes an ice-carving experiment to turn the baby Jesus into a "Negro," as well as their system of childhood justice which sets aside the weak as "dead kids."
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