By Susan Straight
In August in Rio Seco, California, the floor is simply too challenging to bury a physique. yet Glorette Picard is useless, and around the canal, out within the orange groves, they’ll assemble shovels and pickaxes and soak the dust until eventually they could lay her coffin down. First, an individual must locate her son Victor, who memorizes SAT phrases to prevent the blokes promoting rock, and anyone must inform her uncle Enrique, who may be the one to seek down her killer, and anyone must brush out her excellent crown of hair and paint her cracked toenails. because the citizens of this dry-creek city organize to bury their very own, it turns into transparent that Glorette’s existence and dying are deeply entangled with the darkish background of the town and the untouchable good looks that, ultimately, killed her.
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