The Twelve-Mile Straight Setting

Eleanor Henderson
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The Crossroads Farm

Most of the action in the novel takes place at the Crossroads Farm. The property has both a house and a shack on it. Originally, the house was inhabited by the Wilsons, who own the farm and lease the land to the Jesups, to sharecrop it, but they moved into town when Juke was still a child, and George started the cotton mill. When they moved, Juke and his father moved from the shack into the big house, and that's where Juke remained as an adult. Sterling, Ketty and Nan lived in the shack. Once Ketty died, Nan moved into the house with Elma and Juke, and the shack became available for a field hand, Genus, to move in. A creek runs through the property, which is where Genus and Nan meet, and where Elma first spies on Genus. It is also where the babies are...

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