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When Patty went away

Author: Jeannie Burt
Publisher: Portland, OR : Muskrat Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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In 1975 fifteen-year old Patty disappears from a farming community in Oregon. Patty was the only friend of Jack McIntyre's beloved daughter. Jack's crop has just been wiped out by a hailstorm. But even as he struggles, he can't help but worry about Patty. His wife and the community have written her off as a bad seed, but having grown up with a schizophrenic mother and abusive stepfather, Patty is a survivor. Jack  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannie Burt
ISBN: 9780989544634 098954463X
OCLC Number: 858682244
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Jeannie Burt.

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In 1975 fifteen-year old Patty disappears from a farming community in Oregon. Patty was the only friend of Jack McIntyre's beloved daughter. Jack's crop has just been wiped out by a hailstorm. But even as he struggles, he can't help but worry about Patty. His wife and the community have written her off as a bad seed, but having grown up with a schizophrenic mother and abusive stepfather, Patty is a survivor. Jack quietly takes it on himself to find her. His search eventually leads him to the underbelly of a drug-fueled world of prostitution and ruined youth.

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by pepperjackson (WorldCat user published 2014-01-26) Very Good Permalink

When Patty Went Away revolves around a community's reaction to the disappearance of an unruly fifteen-year-old girl.  It is set in a rural part of the...
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