Dirty White Boys: A Novel Themes

Stephen Hunter
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Family

Lamar Pye is a criminal. Lamar was abused and neglected as a child, causing him to turn to criminal behavior early in life. Lamar never really cared about anyone else during this rocky childhood until he went to live with his aunt and uncle. Lamar's cousin, Odell, is a mentally disabled young man who was horribly abused by his uncle. Lamar knew this treatment was not right and took the situation into his own hands. Lamar kills his uncle. Lamar becomes responsible for Odell, taking him along with him as he travels around the state, committing various crimes along the way. Odell is simple, but large. Odell will kill whenever Lamar orders him to do so. Only Lamar can control Odell's behavior. Odell becomes angry at times and when he does he becomes violent. Only Lamar can prevent these tantrums. Odell adores Lamar and Lamar loves Odell.

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