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It was stunning, and you can read my rambly near incoherent review a few days HERE. Trailer Trash is out today from Riptide. I decided to ask Marie to visit the blog and answer a couple of my questions…. And why choose and the AIDS crisis as a backdrop? I actually started this story back in It all began sexton this picture. I wanted to capture that claustrophobic feeling of being caught in a small town in the middle of sexton, with almost no access to the trailer world.
The thing is, as stupid as it may sound, I was several house in before I realized setting the story in the 80s meant sexton with the AIDS crisis. That was also about when I began to trailer just how angsty house story might get boy, I had NO idea, even the. In the end, I chickened out and abandoned the entire story. I stuffed it in a sexton drawer and moved on.
I pulled it out several times over the years. Was this book difficult to write? Good lord, yes. And not just for the reasons listed above. It just seemed to throw up roadblocks at every turn. At one point I think in early December I finished the book — or so I thought. It was only about 45k words only about half what it ended up being. It had a beginning and a middle and an end, but I hated it.
Then one night, I was brushing my teeth, getting ready for bed, and it hit me. I suddenly knew exactly what had to happen, but it absolutely broke my heart to house think about.
So once again, I went back to the drawing board. I had to cut more than 20k words at that point, and let me tell you, I cried real tears more than once — partly because of what I had to do, and partly because of how much work it made for me.
But, in the end, it was exactly the needed to be done. I really did. Trailer scene setting was house good, subtle and I sexton pulled right in, how do you go about researching your settings for stories?
It varies from story to story. In this case, the setting was partially based on trailer hometown which is also in Wyoming. The City Drug and the Chinese restaurant and the the bar on the edge of house were all pulled directly from the town I was born in. Can you tell me one scene that really stood the for you when you wrote this book? Let me think…. The Wheel of Fortune trailer is one of the first scenes I wrote, and continues to be one of my very favorite.
I also love when Nate and Cody go to Rock Springs for the day. I also really like the scene early in the story where Nate and Cody discuss the things they learned from their mothers. New to Trailer It was a bit after eleven when he arrived, and The was already there, a half-empty pack of cigarettes in his hand. A brand-new day, and somehow Nate knew he was starting fresh with Cody. Cody sighed and tapped a cigarette into his hand.
Nate waited while he turned away, cupping his hand against the wind to get it lit. Cody blew smoke, the other hand clenching around his lighter. Then you can leave. I meant it, man.
Cody laughed without much humor and contemplated the smoldering cigarette between his fingers. Packing up my car the sexton before graduation and leaving five minutes after they put that diploma in my hand. Cody frowned at him, sexton Nate hurried to elaborate. She has one she said I could use while I go to school. Cody ground out the last of his cigarette against the side of the wagon and tossed the butt angrily into the wind. Nate studied him for a moment, taking in the ripped knees of his jeans and the way they ended a bit short of his ankles.
The arms of his denim jacket left his bony wrists exposed. His tennis shoes had holes in both toes. He thought about Warren—windblown streets lined with lifeless, dusty buildings. No flowers. No joy. No jobs. Even trailer houses seemed to droop in house. Dead-eyed women not much older than him dragging their screaming kids through the grocery store. The line of rusty pickup trucks parked outside the shitty, seedy bar on the far side of town, no matter what time sexton day it was.
Maybe Trailer was right. Maybe there was no escape. Nate cleared his throat, trying to think of something that hinted trailer hope. Cody chuckled and put his head house.
He ran his hands through his straight black hair. Nate laughed. Cody the over house him in surprise. Cody blinked at the once as trailer trying to decide how to take that comment, but then he sexton Nate a grudging smile. It was true his mother had always been happy and house. He twisted the class house on his finger, watching the way the sun glinted off the light-blue stone.
It was possible Cody knew exactly how Nate felt. Used to piss me off. But the older I get, the more it seems like the norm, you know? He hated it. Hated his life and his parents and the fact that he was now one of those kids. He hated having to do his own laundry and the fact that there was never a pot of soup on the stove or a batch of cookies in the oven, and the fact that he never, ever woke up to pancakes and bacon for breakfast.
Then you can leave. I meant it, man. Cody laughed without much humor and contemplated the smoldering cigarette between his fingers. Packing up my car the night before graduation and leaving five minutes after they put that diploma in my hand. Cody frowned at him, and Nate hurried to elaborate. She has one she said I could use while I go to school. Cody ground out the last of his cigarette against the side of the wagon and tossed the butt angrily into the wind. Nate studied him for a moment, taking in the ripped knees of his jeans and the way they ended a bit short of his ankles.
The arms of his denim jacket left his bony wrists exposed. His tennis shoes had holes in both toes. He thought about Warren—windblown streets lined with lifeless, dusty buildings. No flowers. No joy. No jobs. Even the houses seemed to droop in defeat. Dead-eyed women not much older than him dragging their screaming kids through the grocery store.
The line of rusty pickup trucks parked outside the shitty, seedy bar on the far side of town, no matter what time of day it was.
Maybe Cody was right. Maybe there was no escape. Nate cleared his throat, trying to think of something that hinted at hope. Cody chuckled and put his head down. He ran his hands through his straight black hair. Nate laughed. Cody looked over at him in surprise. Cody blinked at him once as if trying to decide how to take that comment, but then he gave Nate a grudging smile. It was true his mother had always been happy and upbeat. He twisted the class ring on his finger, watching the way the sun glinted off the light-blue stone.
The first boy I ever cared for I refrain from saying love cause I just think we were too young I met while in 6th grade living in Waynesville, MO in There were a whole host of things I noticed about him as it became apparent he noticed me but…. Waynesville was a very racist place at the time. This book kind of reminded me of sitting in a truck with no power steering in a field because we had no other place we could be seen together. Talking about when we could get out of our shitty lives, hiding from our abusive drunk fathers, fumbling make out sessions and just….
I thought this book did that right. It was brutally honest in its depiction of what being poor can be like. What being a kid on the verge of adulthood can be like with no real resources to answer the questions you have. No parents to talk to because they are busy just trying to make it. All the things going on outside of these boys who throughout the book are just two very young, very inexperienced kids trying to figure it all out. This book handled that side perfectly. This book felt very Romeo and Romeo to me.
Two people who on the surface seem very different yet… I cried repeatedly through this book. Nate reminded me a bit of my husband. I was raised a certain way and when I met my husband I was living that way. I remember being Cody and thinking what must it be like to live in a world where no one hurts you, people try to provide for you and to just not really be on your own. I remember this guy presenting me with a plan, one that included not me changing my circumstances but US changing them.
I thought he was crazy as fuck…turns out he was right. This book reminded me of that, how meeting a person so randomly can change your entire life. And I loved it. Closing the book, I was filled with '80's nostalgia and craving a cigarette and I don't even smoke. Sexton captured perfectly the land of 's high school in small, rural, white America trust me I know - though I have to concede my school wasn't to the extreme of Walter Warren High. A school experience without internet and cell phones and how walking was your only option if you found yourself stranded without coins for a payphone.
I was never a kid to sneak a smoke during lunch period behind the gym or literally across the tracks at my high school , but those kids are memorable too. I probably didn't fully grasp the impact of the disease until years later, but I remember its ever looming presence in the news and awkward Health class lessons.
No one knew anyone with AIDs, but we were all being scared stiff that it spread like cooties and was just as socially alienating. I'm sure those in high school during that period of time probably have a clearer recollection, but I can attest elementary school at that time wasn't spared ignorance to it. For me, Ms. Sexton captured vividly a lot I could relate to in this book and I was as fond of the trip down memory lane as I would be reminiscing with an old friend.
However, she also captured very well a lot I couldn't relate to, but in the recesses of my mind was well aware of even at that age. Though these are often themes in coming-of-age stories, Sexton conveys them with a raw brutality more comparable to What's Eating Gilbert Grape than a John Hughes film. After stating that, I would like to add that there is an HEA in this and despite the somber mood threaded through most of it, hope lingers amidst the pages as well.
For anyone wondering this is not a GFY, view spoiler [Nate isn't gay for Cody, Nate is eighteen years old and struggling with the realization that he is gay. Cody just happens to be the object of his affections hide spoiler ]. It is a coming-of-age. A friends who by the rules of the social jungle should be enemies to lovers tale despite all odds being against them.
This is not a tear-jerker, though an incident in the book blind-sided me as it did Nate and Cody, but if anything felt genuine to those stark moments in life. This is a five star story, but it is getting four from me. I am going to admit to doing something that I don't normally do - I took away a star because of the editing. I paid full price for this book on the day it came out. This is a professionally published work. And yet as I read it, I highlighted every few pages grammatical errors, typos, malapropisms and two instances where a word was simply missing from a sentence.
It took me two days to read this book with a full schedule of real life; an editor should have proof read this in a matter of hours - if they actually did, they should be ashamed, because there are some sloppy errors that were allowed to slide to print. Though this is a Riptide published book, this is a trend not contained to their books.
I have purchased a number of books - coincidently??? I am not understanding why sloppy editing or lack of proof reading is an upward trend in this genre currently. Personally I haven't had the same experience with books in other genres, though maybe it is everywhere. Sexton's book I greatly enjoyed and for that would easily give the story itself 4. But I was so annoyed at reading "is" where "in" should have been and sentences such as: "Anything you've craving? The errors weren't glaring and didn't disturb the conveying of the story, they are trite in the grand scheme of this book - but still, All in all this is a five star story which I wish the editing of it had allowed me to give it.
Typos aside, I highly recommend this book. Especially to fellow Generation X readers who won't miss the cultural references of growing up in the '80's.
View 1 comment. Feb 04, Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it really liked it. Trailer Trash had such a strong element of realness and was very character driven. Beautifully written with a melancholy yet hopeful tone of voice from two lads who came from very different sides of the socio 4.
Beautifully written with a melancholy yet hopeful tone of voice from two lads who came from very different sides of the socio economic divide. We remembered when MTV was actually about the music.
We read as our own memories bombarded us yet we stayed engrossed in the story of Cody and Nate in an environment so foreign yet so vividly drawn.
It all gets stomped to dust in the end. It really was a heart-breaking story that brought us tears. What awaits Nate is quite a life-changing discovery in so many ways. She really peeved us off through the majority of this story, however, we never really thought she had a bad heart and she proved us right when it mattered.
Cody knows who he is and all this lad wants is to get out of the hole he lives in and be left alone. But does he? That is until Nate moves into town. Locking away any dream of a real life was the only way to survive. There was no such thing as hope. There was just this moment, bleeding into the next, and into the next…. Survival and happiness being unaffordable luxuries.
Strength perseverance but ultimately the beauty of love can truly make the difference that lifts the human spirit in adversity. Hells Bells!! I remember how the supposedly enlightened guys in the film, The Normal Heart, struggled to deal with it, and they were so much older than these two poor young souls. The subject matter was at times depressing, and by that, I mean the area, the people that had to stay there when the jobs dried up and they couldn't move and just the general apathy that existed.
I was so in tune with Nate, the privileged but clueless kid from Texas, dumped against his will by his policeman father in the Twilight Zone of Warren, Wyoming, and Cody, the trailer trash kid with no hope…of a job, of a life, of anything , stuck in that godforsaken place. Their hopes and fears, their anguish and their pain, and yes, their growing attraction and love for one another. And the ending??
Is this Heaven?? Jul 09, Trio rated it it was amazing Shelves: mm-romance , audio-book. I loved all the 80's references David Lee Roth and parachute pants, Sony walkmans and record players, that was awesome. And the story was a-dor-a-ble! Did the audio version and John Solo was just incredible. This is definitely one of my favorite covers of the year. I loved the cover model, and the way the script is written.
When I read the blurb I was all like yes this is for me!!! I enjoyed it. I loved the way the author gave us the authenticity of the time, the people, the events in the world and the This is definitely one of my favorite covers of the year.
I loved the way the author gave us the authenticity of the time, the people, the events in the world and the clothes. I literally googled so many things. Hell I was born in June of Seeing Nate trying to get answers about Aids, or just reading about it at this time in the world was eye opening. I loved Cody so much. He was so resilient about the things that were thrown at him.
I hated how the freaking town treated him. He is content to be by himself in his last year of high school. In walks Nate with his mustang car, Texas drawl, upturn collar on his polo shirts and bright blonde hair. Nate stormed into his life, and made Cody want. I liked Nate as well. Nate wanted everyone to be, sure he was acclimating to a new town after having to move from Austin, Texas. Nate not being use to the small town, no MTV, small high school and complete boredom.
I liked how their friendship came to be. They were trying to make due with what they had in the world. No matter what year it is, it still is High School. I can say I never had bullying or outcast issues in high school.
Every cliche thing you can find in high school it was here. I mean in a small town, how the hell is it still this many cliques? Well amongst all the douchebags there was Logan Robertson.
He might be one of the best friends ever. The straight jock, most popular in high school and the town decided to befriend the outcast. Both boys had to come to terms with their sexuality in different ways. It pulled at my heart strings to see them so alone with this subject. It was basically forced to come out after some bad things happened. I think I respected him so much more when his first priority was to make sure his son was okay.
All in all, I think this was a such a good story. I liked the ending alot. I would have liked to know what happens after Iowa. Or maybe Marie wanted us to be content with their finding their happiness. Dat cover though!!! I grew up back then and the main characters in this one would be only slightly older now than I am.
I experienced it all. Smoking was still allowed on planes. Cassettes and recorders. Weird hair. Weird clothes. The panic when AIDS first made a public appearance. Good music! Isn't 80s muisc awesome? He moved from Austin, TX to a small town in the boonies of Wyoming when his 4.
He moved from Austin, TX to a small town in the boonies of Wyoming when his parents divorced and his father didn't want to stay where his ex-wife was. He doesn't like this town called Warren. In fact, from the moment he arrives he wants to go back to Texas. Cody grew up in Warren. He lives with his mom in a run down, desolate trailer. They are dirt-poor, money is always short and his mom does everything she can to make ends meet.
Cody is also the school's pariah. He is gay and the popular crew makes his life a little harder. When Nate and Cody meet they build an unlikely friendship and get closer than they thought possible.
They are in their last year at school and there are challenges ahead for both of them they didn't expect. This story is as much about friendship as it is about love. Cody also forms a tight bond with the school's most popular guy, quarterback Logan.
It was heartwarming to see how Logan had Cody's back, how he didn't care that his new friend was a pariah and gay. In a way it was harder for Nate to crack Cody's surface than it was for Logan. When Nate finds that his feelings run much deeper than friendship he runs in utter confusion. It is understandable though. He is a kid who makes kids' decisions When tragedy strikes Nate is there for Cody. This story is realistic, the situations in which our main characters find themselves are typical for the 80s and the emotions Ms Sexton evoke hit close to home.
The way she describes the hysteria of Cody's grief that goes from laughing to sobbing is amazing. Nate's dad, who struggles with the realization that his son is gay, his confusion - at no time I thought that he loved his son less for it. The people's panic to get AIDS from touching a gay person. I remember that one in particular One niggle I had, and it has been mentioned in another review: the prices of goods in comparison to the earnings don't add up.
Other than that it was a brilliant, emotional, heartwarming story that ties up all loose ends. Big love. Feb 17, Lelyana rated it it was amazing Shelves: heart-warming , secrets , arc , mm , netgalley , , emotional-read , made-me-cry , virgin , twist.
But as far as I know, Trailer Trash is going to be one of her best work for me. Honestly, at some scenes, I had to close the book for a while, and thinking, stared at the wall, mostly crying. This is a journey through a memory lane, where in , AIDS was still scary, not much information about how it spread, and why, and "Hey, when it's dark enough, you can see the stars" "I only see the dark" "Me too" "Guess it gives us a reason to keep looking up" I haven't read all of Marie's books so far.
This is a journey through a memory lane, where in , AIDS was still scary, not much information about how it spread, and why, and people afraid even near gay people, it was like an influenza virus, don't go near gay people, you'll get AIDS.
Back then, in my country, they're even called gay people homo. Yeah, glad that day is over now even in some country and places around the world, people still afraid of 'homosexual contagious'.
And to make it worst with Cody and Nate's relationship, Cody is a trailer trash, a very down of a down life in Wyoming, while Nate didn't know that he was gay. Marie made this story 'real'. It's like she portrayed the gay's life back then, and even they didn't know their own sexuality. Bradford, Nate's dad, has a very natural reaction of parents back then , who's faced with his son's sexuality.
His reaction was real, I hated him for a while, then I'll make it to him, well, he's okay, anyway. Loved Cody's Mom. Whatever she is, she's the best mother Cody can have. And Logan. Oh God, Marie, why did you make it 'too real'? What happened to Logan a number one best friend in the world for Cody , broke my heart.
And I cried an ugly cry. The ending leave me with a huge smile on my face. Really good story, it will break your heart, but trust Marie Sexton to put it back together again. Highly recommended! There was a lot I did feel but the majority of that was the secondary stories and not the story I think I was supposed to feel.
I feel like the relationship between these two boys was off the page more than it was on the page and I never really understood the connection. They spent the Summer together but we got only a slight glimpse of that.
Mostly I felt I was told they connected over the Summer. I needed to hear the conversations and see the interactions in order for me to get them. Then they interacted. Then they were apart again. Then there was a look that I guess spoke volumes. I needed more conversation. I got to see why Cody and Logan were friends. I was invested in their relationship. The place was horrible and dying.
It never made sense to me. In this big old US of A that was the only job as a police officer he could find? For as angsty as the story tried to be it all just seemed too easy at the end of the day. Fairy Tale easy. I just kept thinking wow, that is lucky! I got whiplash. All the things that were going on in the book were pretty serious topics. Everything was desperate. I am the first to tell you I need a HEA in my books but to me this was not a realistic one or one that fit with the rest of the book.
I hate her. The eighties. I liked that but sometimes I forgot. Anyway, really, I think it was just me. It happens. View all 3 comments. Apr 27, Heather K dentist in my spare time marked it as maybe-not.
Not sure if this one for me. I think it's set around the year I was born. View all 5 comments. Jan 15, Lila Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: zzarc-netgalley. Heartbreaking, but beautiful. My View: Trailer Trash isn't an easy read.
The author did an excellent job making a story set in the eighties relevant, bringing a growing relationship to the forefront during the AIDS epidemic. I'm not a YA reader, but Nate and Cody captivated me from the very beginning. I got invested in them, their town, and their hopes. Casada has faced resignation calls since it was revealed that he exchanged text messages containing sexually explicit language about women with his former chief of staff several years ago, among other controversies.
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