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By Richard Wagamese

4 chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, bushes, Double Dick and Digger–seek shelter in a hot motion picture theatre whilst a critical Arctic entrance descends at the urban. in the course of what's imagined to be a one-time occasion, this transitority safe haven transfixes them. They fall in love with this new global, and as soon as the elements clears, proceed their journeys to the cinema. On the sort of outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has became his again on writing “the comparable tale time and again” in favour of the escapist characteristics of movie, and an not going friendship is struck.

A chanced on cigarette package deal (contents: a few unsmoked cigarettes, 3 $20 accounts, and a lottery price tag) adjustments the fortune of this suffering set. The ragged corporation discovers they've got gained $13.5 million, yet none of them can declare the cash for lack right id. Enlisting assistance from Granite, their lives, and fortunes, develop into without end changed.

Ragged Company is a trip into either the long run and the earlier. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the character of the comforts those buddies locate of their principles of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.

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