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THE OXYGEN MAN 
THE OXYGEN MAN

Steve Yarbrough

A Turnrow favorite, one of our most recommended titles on understanding the Mississippi Delta.

Indianola native Steve Yarbrough's first novel concerns Ned Rose, who works nights checking the oxygen levels in fish-farm ponds and does all the dirty work his wealthy boss requires. He silently shares the family home with his sister Daze, who is nearly blinded by bitterness, obsessed with her mother's reputation as a loose, lustful woman. Since his angry teenage years as a scholarship student at a posh, segregated school, Ned's life has been marred by a violence that erupts loudly and quickly disappears, leaving him filled with secrets and regret. When one last hope for deliverance emerges, however, both brother and sister are forced to come to terms with their heritage.

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