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Sugar Run

by Mesha Maren

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Sugar Run by Mesha Maren
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    Jan 2019, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 8, 2019, 336 pages

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What happens when no matter how hard you try to do things differently you end up in the same place where you started?

Mesha Maren's debut novel is a plunge into the depths of the dark Southern gothic with pulsing and dynamic prose. Her characters are vividly drawn, her plot taut with a breathtaking tension as it slides back and forth from her protagonist's deadly past in 1988 to her present in 2007, when she tries desperately to get her life back in order, only to find herself sliding backwards, weighed down by poor decisions and bad company.

Jodi McCarty was 17 when she met her first love, an older woman and blackjack hustler named Paula. The two women spent a year together, traveling to different cities, high on uppers, gambling, and robbing convenience stores. In 2007, Jodi has just been released from the prison term she was serving for shooting and killing Paula. She is determined to return to Georgia and find Paula's younger brother Ricky to save him from his abusive father. In the process, Jodi...

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