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Owen and Duncan are formative years associates who've grown up in picturesque Niagara Falls--known to them via the grittier identify Cataract urban. because the be aware of good, there's extra to the bordertown than meets the attention: at the back of the gaudy storefronts and sidewalk proprietors, earlier the hawkers of vacationer T-shirts and inexpensive souvenirs dwell the genuine those that scrape jointly a residing by way of toiling on the Bisk, the neighborhood cookie manufacturing facility. after which there are the really determined, people who are interested in the borderline and an international of dog-racing, bare-knuckle combating, and night-time smuggling.

Owen and Duncan imagine they're assorted: either dream of break out, a longing made extra pressing through a near-death incident in adolescence that sealed their bond. yet in maturity their paths diverge, and as Duncan, the fewer privileged, falls deep into the town's underworld, he and Owen turn into reluctant adversaries at contrary ends of the legislation. At stake isn't just survival and break out, yet a lifelong friendship which can simply be damaged at an unthinkable rate.

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Maybe they’re rich,” whispered a third woman. Her name was Euphinia, and she’d made fast friends with the fourth woman, Grace. The two of them were the oldest of the bunch. Both must’ve been in their sixties. They held hands tightly, and this made them look like a pair of schoolgirls. “Then maybe we’ll get rich too,” Grace added. The last of us was Sunny. That’s how she introduced herself, and that’s all she wanted to be called. First name or last? I didn’t ask. She was even burlier than Peach Tree, so I didn’t push.

I have heard it. Everything it says is true.

I blew on the paper to dry it. The cursive was small, but neat, legible. The wooden door swung open. I heard its steel handle clang against the stone wall. I paid no more attention to Cheryl because now I could read the two lines of the note: You made a promise in Cedar Rapids in 2002. Time to honor it. Without thinking, purely automatic, I walked back into that filthy toilet stall and flushed the note away. But not the ticket. 2 THREE DAYS I thought about that note. Thought about it, repeated it in my mind, tried to forget it.

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