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Pecan Bush

May 29, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.


In 1976, Orange Lilly Blue, a housewife and mother, sends a vague suicide letter to her old high-school teacher, willing away her possessions. Then Orange leaves her California home and flees to Indiana, abandoning her three kids and husband. Her middle kid, Carney, is a music-loving progidy with a lot of spunk and adventure. The tragedies in her family have discouraged little Carney so badly, however, that she runs away at the first chance she gets.

This story involves a lot of music, a bully named Napalm Wilson, three odd women who run a gas station, runaways, life stories, murder, guilt, and oh yes, a wedding.


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