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The main character of the novel is a twelve-year-old boy whose mother is a truck stop prostitute (a.k.a. lot lizard) named Sarah. Though she is a terrible, abusive, neglectful mother, the boy idolizes her beauty and the skill with which she manipulates men. In an attempt to surpass her in these departments, the boy begins working for a pimp named Glad who specializes in transvestite prostitutes. Glad is a kind pimp, and he won't let his youngest whore overwork himself. The boy, frustrated, journeys to see the Jackalope, an enormous piece of roadkill at a nearby truck stop, which is said to bring luck to all lot lizards who visit it. There, he meets Pooh, a young female prostitute, and her pimp, Le Loup, who mistakes him for a girl and offers to give him a job. From there, the adventures continue, as the boy is mistaken for a saint at his new truck stop. When it is revealed that he is not only a saint, but also a boy, life becomes dangerous for the boy. Luckily for him, Glad and the transvestite prostitutes have worked up a killer scheme to rescue him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Life of a profession:    -   prostitute/stripper/porn Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime)

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   prostitute Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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