This is a powerful story about a twelve-year-old girl who discovers, much too late, a generation of dark secrets involving incest, rape and murder. Oddie Mae is eight years old when her family is forced to move into the house with her grandmother, Bessie B. Tanner. It is a move that will almost cost her her life. Oddie Mae faces physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her adversary, a biracial grandmother. Oddie Mae connects the clues to the disappearance of her sister, and the murder of her mother, too late. She is forced into captivity in an underground shed. Her assailant, Rufus, has a change of heart and tries to rescue her from this family’s deep-seated tradition of ethnic cleansing. Consumed with guilt, Rufus gives his life to save Oddie Mae, but not before orchestrating a plan to get rid of Bessie B. Tanner.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1424122546