Family drama novel set in Wisconsin in the 1970s. Young Cherry Laurel's simple, idyllic childhood becomes complicated as she is unwittingly made part of the White American school system's program of racial segregation. Enduring the marital break up of her parents, Cherry befriends fatherless by Hugo who must come to terms with the unresolved secrets of his own family. Debut novel by a poet and screenwriter born in Wisconsin who now lives in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.
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