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A Swift Pure Cry Summary
Siobhan Dowd

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A Swift Pure Cry Summary

Plot Summary

"A Swift Pure Cry" by Siobhan Dowd, is a novel about coming of age in poverty, the weight of societal views on small town life, and the pain and suffering of life after the death of a loved one. Based on a true story, the book follows one family's struggles through heartache to find peace and resolution.

"A Swift Pure Cry" is a novel about fifteen-year-old Shell Talent's life, following the death of her mother. With a drunk and depressed father, Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister in extreme poverty, not just as an older sister, but often as a mother figure. Distanced from God by her anger, Shell is surprised when a new pastor, Father Rose, comes to town and is able to guide her to again find God in her life. With few friends, Shell manages to find a kindred soul...

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