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The Wellbaby mixes humor, drama, sex, violence and southwestern folklore to tell a tale of economic struggle, racial conflict, politics, faith and redemption in a small Oklahoma town at the end of the Reagan era.

It chronicles the triumphs and struggles of a small group of people living in Iron Lake, a fading oil town of 1,200 residents located in the nether regions of the
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published April 28th 2013
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The Wellbaby is raw and gritty. The hopelessness of the situation for everyone sings from the page. When employees are gathered together to receive news of the Trailblazer plant closing, Grenville’s description rings true of a loss to a town that has the potential to turn Iron Lake into a ghost town. Grenville’s story calls back to the work of John Steinbeck with his flawed characters and hopeless settings. A dusty, dirty, morally shifty existence that easily goes to extremes. Iron Lake’s mayor ...more
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