Book Teaser for 'Orange Groves'
all have secrets, every one of us. Some secrets are so precious
we dare not lay them aside even for a moment, holding onto them
tightly wherever we go, like the sound of trailing footsteps,
as close as your own shadow. Then there are those secrets that
forever haunt a place, intertwined with the soil, water, and
buildings, and sometimes, even a few wild orange groves. Fleeing
from such places is pointless; there is no escape- not really.
Traditions are a sacred, sometimes too sacred, way of life in
the South, invoked to purify or shroud all manner of sin. The
murky waters of history surge with deep-rooted families and
prominent citizens as if a part of a great river, with currents,
eddies, and backwashes. The sleepy town of Bedlam, located in
rural Harrison County, Florida, is a place of secrets.
the outskirts of town towers a high school. For three quarters
of a century, it stood as a threshold for the wild orange
groves beyond; but its days are numbered. After a politician's
death and a notable act of God, the closing of Orange Groves
High School becomes the harbinger of things best left undisturbed.
For those that sit in the classrooms, or walk the halls, from
teacher to student alike, it's not a time that would be easily
forgotten. When the indulgences of the past catch up with
the indulgences of the present, there comes a reckoning.
the past is only a few feet under the surface.
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do you keep your secrets?
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