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A young woman’s predictable life on a hen farm is turned upside-down when she receives a cryptic letter from her missing brother and sets off on a road trip to find him, kidnapping a socially-awkward autistic man along the way.
Paperback, First Edition, 134 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by R.K. Belford / cuckoomycuckoo press (first published January 2nd 2013)
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Diane Perazzo
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful and deeply moving short novella. It is the story of Shelley, an innocent, but very wise young girl who has been left to her own devices after the death of her parents when she was only 6 years old. She is living on the family farm under the care of her "bad ass" brother who she adores and clearly loves her very much. However, it is quite apparent to everyone (except Shelley perhaps) that he is totally incapable of looking after her. "Rooster" cannot hold down a job and comes ...more
Jay Haughton
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
first let me say i quite enjoyed this book.
the story was incredibly original and there was a lot to like about the characters.
what i didn't like...
I understand the book was a self-pub but i feel the book could do with a revision making the layout easier to read (left pages smaller indent on left, right pages bigger indent on left) the formatting and font size make it a little more difficult to read than it needed to be.

in my opinion the story which was good was let down by the lack of descriptio
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R.K. Belford
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Review from Amazon user bluestocking:

***** (5 stars) Enjoyable two night read
"If you are looking for a light and enjoyable read, this is a great novella to accompany a cup of tea and a warm blanket.

Set in rural America, this story combines an intriguing mystery with quirky characters. The characters are endearing and Belford is successful in carrying the reading through their personal development over the dozen chapters of the story. By the end of the book, the characters have undergone a metamo
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R.K. (Reena) Belford is a writer and creative artist living in Ottawa, Canada. Her essays have appeared online at medium.com (Human Parts) and her previous books Cracked: A Novella and I Am Not These Things (a short book of poetry) have sold in several continents worldwide.

Her most recent work, "I'Mmoral: Poems for Unrepentant Sinners and Free Thinkers" is a collection of essays and new works of p
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