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The Phenomenon's Daughter

In the soundtrack to my childhood, crickets in the throes of summer love carry the beat, and mosquitoes whine out a high harmony to Hank Williams wailing Long Gone Lonesome Blues—a song guaranteed to make you laugh and cry at the same time.” 

And so begins the journey of Calla Lily Flowers, a girl with a big brain and "not a lick of common sense" coming of age in a housing project in Georgia just prior to the turbulent 1960s. Her vivacious mother, Ava Rose, is tap dancing between eccentricity and madness. Her grandmother still believes Jesus is going to save them, and her older sister, Maggie, believes it just might be Elvis.

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