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Jude Denemy is the son of a once well respected independent farmer who's bitter outlook on life sloshes around in the bottom of bourbon bottle and more often than not, splashes out to stain his son. When the girl from across the highway and a childhood crush of Jude's, returns home to care for her aging mother, Jude finds himself falling in love with her against the wishes of his drunkard father. Jude's father exists only to knock his own son for the horrific accident that devastated their family years earlier.

This report prepared by Richard Delgado








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Who is...    -   physically ill If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Matchbreaker    -   Yes Matchbreaker is    -   Dad Family focus?    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes Ill person is...    -   father

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   scared    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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