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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Summary
Janisse Ray

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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Summary

Plot Summary

The story of Janisse Ray as told in her book, "Ecology of A Cracker Childhood," parallels her own struggle throughout her childhood with the battle for survival of the longleaf pine forests of southeastern United States. Janisse was one of the four children of Lee and Franklin Ray. The family lived in a small house in a rural region of Appling County, on the outskirts of a small town named Baxley. Frank ran a salvage business for which he amassed old cars, car parts, discarded appliances and just about everything imaginable for his junkyard which was located just beyond the Ray's home. Janisse and her siblings were ashamed of the family business and of the cluttered junkyard that overpowered their home. If others asked what their father did for a living, the children would respond that he was a "salesman."

The children really had no worries about being...

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