I loved this. it reminded me of an early Kingsolver, The Bean Family? Anyway, I loved that and I loved this. Hassman, a new author, has a strong voice, very honest, not innocent,but true.
Although this daughter of poverty, Rory Dawn, is not a unique character, she is so charismatic, I am so taken with her, her travails are so believable, it all seems new to me. I guess this is Thelma and Louise's backstory.