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The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers

The heroine of this story is Amelia Evans - immense, introverted and mannish - adept at making money, moonshine and healing. Amelia falls in love with Cousin Lymon, a sexually impotent and malevolent dwarf. McCullers seems to celebrate human love at its oddest and best, turning ordinary lives into heroic ones, and making a sad love story endearing and droll.
Carson McCullers was born in Georgia.

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The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers