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Set in Mercer, Wisconsin, where tensions over Native American fishing rights are escalating, JERKWATER is told from three alternating points-of-view: Shawna Reynolds, a young Ojibwa woman who doesn't much care for white people to begin with, and who is quickly being pulled in a direction she may no longer have a desire to resist;Kay O'Brien, Shawna's 64-year-old, usually drunk, neighbor who is still grieving the loss of her husband;And Kay's son, Douglas, who now finds himself in charge of running the family's auto repair shop while dealing with his own feelings of guilt.JERKWATER is a story about the racial tensions churning just beneath the surface of what often appears to be placid, everyday American life.
Independently Published, 9781072842477, 244pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2019