Roadwork Characters

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Barton George Dawes

Barton Dawes lives at 1241 Crestallen Street West. Ten months earlier, after surveyors had done their job, the Dawes's received a letter from the state explaining that the 784 highway extension would be going through their property. They had a year to move. Eminent domain rules meant that despite having lived in his home for twenty years and brought his children up their, the government could just decide to take it all away from him, and he has no recourse. Barton is almost sick every time he thinks about it. It is this law that sets the stage for this story.

When Barton began receiving those letters announcing his forced move, something in him snaps. His personality fractures, and increasingly he finds himself doing things he doesn't remember. In the beginning they are just stupid things, but as the moving date draws closer, the fractured side is more...

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