All God's Children - Part III, Chapter 8, Willie, Bad Little Booby, Chapter 9, Willie, Little Man Summary & Analysis

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When Laura was a child, she had high hopes for her future but got pregnant early in life. She grew up with no men around and always believed that men came around to have sex and leave. After Butch's imprisonment, she sank into deep depression, becoming a more reserved woman. Willie James Bosket was born on December 9th, 1962. As a child he was active and mischievous, earning him the name "Booby," like a booby trap. He could make people laugh, though he preferred to be alone. Willie grew up in a tough neighborhood and learned the street code at a young age, much like his father. He was smart and motivated but channeled his energy into extreme acts of violence and petty crime. His family didn't know the reasons he acted that way.

Willie increasingly seemed like his father. Laura always told Willie that his father was in the army...

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