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This article sounds like an overwhelmingly positive book review.Sophy's Duckling 19:23, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
The phrase "post-sentence" is in accurate. Lester Ballad is accused and jailed but not convicted and not sentenced for the rape. Also, it is misleading to make a great deal of the rape accusation as a plot point.--Mstarli 04:34, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
The article mentions this took place in the 1960's, but having just finished the book, I was led to believe it occurred in the 1930's because one character is arrested for selling whiskey, leading me to believe it's set during prohibition. The book never outright says a date. Anyone have any clearer insight? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:13, 6 December 2013 (UTC)