Into the free

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a 'nothing mama,' she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. The gypsies who caravan through town have led Millie to the truth about generations of her f...

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Main Author: Cantrell, Julie, 1973-
Other Authors: Bell, Luci Christian. (Narrator)
Format: Spoken Word Recording Electronic
Language:English
Published:[Carol Stream, Ill.] : Oasis Audio, [2012]
Edition:Unabridged.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

A young girl growing into adolescence confronts family abuse and a dark past in this lyrical debut novel. Millie Reynolds and her mother live in a ramshackle cabin in Depression-era Mississippi, occasionally receiving unwelcome visits from the violent family patriarch, Jack. With her only friend, Sloth, dead and gone, Millie struggles to find any happiness with a "nothing mama" and a ruthless father. Only the passing caravans of gypsies offer her any semblance of belonging. But when unlucky events engulf her, she discovers some surprising secrets that eventually help her hope in God's love. Cantrell's exquisitely written story immerses readers in a world that is as cruel as it is beautiful. From the opening lines to the very last sentence, the book's magnetic prose bewitches and enthralls on every page. A visceral and gripping journey of a young woman's revelations about God and self, this novel will surely excite any reader who appreciates a compelling story about personal struggle and spiritual resilience. Agent: Greg Johnson, WordServe Literary. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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