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|| Michelle LeBeau, the child of a white American and a Japanese mother, lives with her grandparents in Deerhorn, WI-a small town that had been entirely white before her arrival. Rejected and bullied, Michelle spends her time reading, avoiding fights, and roaming the countryside with her English springer spaniel. She idolizes her grandfather who is one of the town's most respected men.This fragile peace is threatened with the arrival of the Garretts, a young black couple from Chicago; their presence deeply upsets most of the residents-especially when Mr. Garrett makes a controversial accusation against one of the town leaders.Set in the expansive countryside of Central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, Wingshooters examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.
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