Flying Sparks: Growing Up on the Edge of Las Vegas
Encounters with various people - one who enslaves her, one who liberates her - form the denouement to this extraordinary rite of passage. As if Sam Shepard met Dorothy Allison, Odette Larson reveals the underbelly of American life in the 50s and 60s: the cruel poverty of a "white trash" community; the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse of children; the ravages of heroin on the Black community in Oakland."--BOOK JACKET.
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