Format: Print Length
Publisher: Sunbird Press (October 25, 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
During 1955, after Brown vs. Board of Education had sent ripples across United States, neighborhoods in St. Louis flooded with change and people’s prejudices surfaced. In The Drugstore, stories of ordinary people’s strife will pull at your heart, like the fire at Miss Pansy Dimestore and the quest of fourteen-year-old Becky Bartlett whose father runs the corner drugstore. Everyone is caught in a whirlpool of crime when holdups and murder overtake the mom and pop businesses on Park Avenue; someone⎯a friend, colleague, or one of Becky’s brothers⎯is leaking information about cash and drugs.
After a brutal holdup, Becky flees from Freddie Payne who had tried to rape her. Soon he starts telephoning her, and she realizes that he always knows her whereabouts. Nothing can stop the demise of the neighborhood, but can Becky outwit Freddie Payne?