Just River snapshot of a small town in the 1990's. The story flowed through the connected action of the characters with each chapter narrated by a switching point of view between Garnet, Carol and Sam. The diverse range of characters shows a range of viewpoints, motivations and emotions as everyone deals with what life has dealt them. Sam was an intriguing character as a gay man who dressed as a woman but did not identify as transgender. It was interesting to see his motivations for staying in a small town and how he goes through everyday life. Carol's outlook changes several times throughout the story as regret, depression and acceptance work their way through her life. Garnet's point of view was fun to read as she figured out some important lessons in prison. Just River offers a steady plot with a mix of comedy and tragedy that reflects the real world.
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