By Deborah Smith

ISBN-10: 0553578138

ISBN-13: 9780553578133

Two decades in the past, Claire Maloney was once the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most valuable family members, yet that did not cease her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked vehicles. not anyone in Dunderry, Georgia--least of all Claire's family--could comprehend the bond among those mavericks. yet Roan and Claire belonged together...until the darkish afternoon while violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's lifestyles. Now, 20 years later, Claire is adrift, and the Maloneys are nonetheless hoping the prior will be buried less than the wealthy Southern soil. yet Roan Sullivan is ready to stroll again into their lives....By turns gentle and horny and heartbreaking and exuberant, a spot to name house is a captivating trip among hearts--and a deliciously unique novel from the most inventive and attractive new voices in Southern fiction.

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A mean drunk, a condition that took some work, since the county was dry then. Because Big Roan was a war hero Grandpa Joseph Maloney deeded him two acres in the hollow east of our farm. The Masons and the VFW bought him a used house trailer and an old truck. Daddy and his brothers drilled a well for him and built a bathroom onto the back of the trailer. The Kiwanis donated the tub and toilet. The Latchakoochee Power Company ran the electricity and gave Big Roan six months' free service. Dunderry Gas donated and installed a propane tank.

If I got into trouble for talking in class, or traded my lunch money for another kid's forbidden pack of Twinkies, or was caught scribbling knock-knock jokes on the wall of the girls' bathroom, the trespass traveled the family grapevine faster than a monkey on pep pills. I couldn't imagine someone who broadcast his notoriety without benefit of three dozen cousins to transmit for him. That was power. At the same time, I felt sorrier for Roanie Sullivan than I'd ever felt for another human being in my life.

Oh, dammit," I blurted out. Doomed. Doomed the second that word passed my lips. The Lord had not risen so that Claire Maloney could say "dammit" over a chocolate rabbit. Which is why I had to sit out the Easter egg hunt and donate my beloved basket, chocolate rabbit and pink poodle and all, to the McClendon children of Steckem Road. And I had to go there, too, with Mama and Aunt Dockey and the other ladies, on Easter afternoon, to see why I should be humble. The McClendon place reminded me of Sullivan's Hollow, with paper trash littering a bare-earth yard shared by a half circle of tiny, dilapidated houses and rust-streaked trailers.

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