The Raffle Baby

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Publisher Description

"Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a rosy-cheeked little one. Ladies particularly welcome."

With precise, breathtaking prose and hints of magical realism, Ruth Talbot tells the tale of three orphans as they crisscross the country in the 1930s, riding the rails, chasing the harvests, and stealing when they must. Their destination is always the same: survival.

Teeny, Sonny Boy and Vic have been swallowed up by the desperation and devastation of the Great Depression, but the trio is buoyed by the fantastical tales Teeny weaves around campfires in hobo jungles and migrant camps, including the story of the raffle baby.

As the three navigate the ravages of poverty and prejudices, they form a family bond as strong as the forces against them. But when a solemn pact fails to protect them, their lives are forever changed. And Sonny Boy is left to tell their story, and his own.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Raffle Baby examines the intersection of love, loss and resilience, and the enduring triumph of memory. This is a magical tale not soon forgotten.

"Ruth Talbot's lyrical novel captures the ineffable sadness of human existence, as well as the magnificent resilience of the human spirit."  —William Walker, author of Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
January 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
205
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ruth Talbot
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
478.4
KB

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