Fawn was in her room. It looked so much better since Jason and his dad had repaired the walls and furniture. Ellen Gardner had even brought a new wash basin and pitcher. She sat on her bed, reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” What did it mean? Was it betrayal by a lover? Had the author been mocked by a trusted friend? What had Jason meant when he said to really see Angel?
She, Jason, and Angel had grown up together in this holler. Senator Browning had hired a tutor to teach all three of them, and Angel’s little bro...