Give Us A Kiss

Give Us A Kiss

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"My imagination is always skulking about in a wrong place." And now Doyle Redmond, thirty-five-year-old nowhere writer, has crossed the line between imagination and real live trouble. On the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he's running a family errand back in his boyhood home of West Table, Missouri--the heart of the red-dirt Ozarks. The law wants his big brother, Smoke, on a felony warrant, and Doyle's supposed to talk him into giving up. But Smoke is hunkered down in the hills with his partner, Big Annie, and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Niagra, making other plans: they're about to harvest a profitable patch of homegrown marijuana.
Doyle takes just one look at Niagra's flattering red boots before joining his brother's scheme. Of course it means dealing with the law and maybe worse--the Dollys. A legendary clan of largely criminal persuasion, the Dollys have been feuding with the Redmonds for generations. Now they want a piece of Smoke's cash crop, even if it means killing to get it. Doyle is fast realizing that yes, you can always put the country back in the boy...but sometimes that's not smart.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
ISBN: 9780316401517
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

That night, when he dropped me back in Lawrence, he'd said," Baby bro, don't it seem most everything you'n me do together we have to run from?" "Yeah. Or deny under oath, at least." "Uh-huh. Us Redmond boys, we're a good match." "Now and then," I said. "And always for reasons."

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

Such shacks pock our region, hatching batches of children the regular world will have to deal with down the line. These wild kids are reared on baloney and navy beans, corn much and Kool-Aid, and quick, terrible rough stuff. Their lips are circled by orange or red or green juice stains and their knees and elbows generally have scabs on them from two or three scrapes at recess. All they ever know is that they want, and someday they'll learn you got, and after that the rest is sirens and statistics and nods from the wall of dead.

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Oct 30, 2010

The exposed meat of the coyote showed signs of having been pecked and torn at by all manner of lesser creatures who would have fled before the beast when he lived. I guess I sensed the message but I didn't rightly absorb it.

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ndp21f
Oct 30, 2010

The law had come nosing around for Smoke again, and Mom and General Jo asked if I wouldn't go back down home, find my big brother and talk some sense at him. The Kansas City law had a serious warrant, and, really, truth was on their side, but us Redmonds have never been the sort of bloodline who'll give our kin up easy to the penitentiary. It is one of our legends of our hillbilly selves, our heritage and genetic demeanor, that we don't truckle before authority.

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