This wasn’t the first time, though, that she had tried to leave her life. Sometimes she’d spend an entire weekend on a friend’s couch in a house barely seven doors down from her own, pretending to be three states over in the Badlands, say, which she’d once learned about in a documentary on the History Channel.
-- Son of Amity by Peter Nathaniel Malae. Three lives converge in the small town of Amity, Oregon, a town straddling line between upscale wine country and rural poverty.
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