Terry Ann Thaxton sifts through the images of a childhood half-buried among the pines and saw palmetto of her native Florida and unearths a child orphaned by abuse. In a home where "Southern Baptists exchange judgments," she hides among a tribe of siblings, roaming the woods and playing games that hold equal degrees of cruelty and love. At the first opportunity she flees - into the arms of more abuse, then, wildly, into years where "suitcases fell from the closet" and "she thinks of marching toward [the pond], / perhaps ...

Getaway Girl 2011, Salt Publishing, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781844715114

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