The lightning bug flashes to find, and finds by flashes and is found by flashes. But is lost until found."" She's Latha...

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LIGHTNING BUG

The lightning bug flashes to find, and finds by flashes and is found by flashes. But is lost until found."" She's Latha Bourne, of Stay More in the Ozarks, who has returned there to run the store and the post office and to be admired if not adored by Dawny, a five-year-old boy who hopes she'll wait for him to grow up and disappears when she doesn't. Since during this long hot summer Every Dill returns even if there were those in Stay More still ready to run him out of town. . . . Every, who'd tried to get her to marry him right after the war. . . who'd come back two years later to rape her. . . and who had finally rescued her from the snakepit to which she had been committed by her sister in order to appropriate the child resulting from the previous episode. This she has forgotten when Every Dill comes back eighteen years later, a preaching Evangelist still determined to wed her (although most sanctimonious at this point about unsanctified sex). . . . There are some obstreperously outspoken and funny goings on and to cajole you into complete submission, well Lightning Bug has a special glow. Ask Dawny.

Pub Date: Aug. 5, 1970

ISBN: 1592641024

Page Count: -

Publisher: Delacorte

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1970