"She looked at the rotting, sun-blasted shack, the one room where they all lived, slept, made love, died. Looked at the dusty lawn where no grass grew. At the steaming swamp, at her tobacco-spitting mother. Saw the sly, lustful eyes of her father’s friends. Then she looked at her own lush beauty.The Nook version is here and the Kindle is here.
Get me out of here, she prayed. Oh, please get me out of here! I’ll pay any price."