The Book of Mamieis the story of one person's struggle to overcome the abuse and traumas of her childhood. It is the story of a wonderfully gifted young woman, a young woman of genius, uncanny wisdom and primitive strength, whose revelations unfold in the course of an odyssey across the heartland of America. Mamie's story is told by her companion, a 15-year-old farmboy who shares her adventures with a wild variety of characters and whose own story becomes a rite of passage as they try to stay one step ahead of the law and Mamie's sinister father.A Massey-Ferguson 65 Diesel stood at the door, its nose out, looking ready to go. ... Working the throttle up and down, Mamie played with the RPMs and ran them up until the engine hummed like it was ready to take care of business. I jumped ... His eyes behind wire-rimmed glasses were pinpoints, two tiny beads of pewter.
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