Along the trip down the Sabine River, the characters meet a family who have become hobos due to the Great Depression in Oklahoma. It would be good if the reader checked the history of this before reading the book.
May Lynn was an attractive sixteen-year-old with dreams of going to Hollywood. One day a few of her friends are fishing and pull her body from their nets in the Sabine River in West Texas. Sue Ellen lives by the river and she and her two best friends, Jinx, a colored girl, and Terry who thinks that he might be gay, decide to make May Lynn's dream come true. They want to dig up her body and take her ashes to Hollywood and spread out the ashes … more