By Ann Goethe
The Sobral sisters develop up hearing the haunting calls of riverboats and the rumbling of sugar cane vans down the River street; they attend BelleBend's black church, and perpetually speculate concerning the courting among their appealing, distant mom and kindly absent-minded father. the tale follows the ladies' adolescence adventures--some hilarious and a few breathtakingly dangerous--in a time and a spot the place adults pay little consciousness to the wanderings of youngsters. jointly, the Sobral daughters locate Elvis, youngster love, and are available of age in the course of the early civil rights stream. of their jasmine-scented isolation, the 4 sisters shape a profound and enduring bond. Kennedy's assassination transforms their kin in unexpected ways.
In 1980 the 4 sisters go back to their River highway condominium for his or her heartbroken father’s deathwatch. Their liked and enigmatic mom has lately died. On their final evening jointly, one of many sisters uncovers a devastating secret.
Goner examines the binds among genuine and imagined lives, among personality and narrator, and the entwined ways in which a family members survives by means of developing its personal myth.
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Goner by Ann Goethe