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The Orchard on Fire

The Orchard on Fire

It’s 1953, and April Harlency is eight years old and new to the town of Stonebridge. Her parents run a tearoom, and April becomes friends with a girl named Ruby, whose parents run a pub. However, April is also subjected to the attentions of Mr. Greenridge, an elderly man who eventually begins molesting her; April cannot talk about this with her parents because they believe Mr. Greenridge is nothing but a kind and generous old man. Ruby, in the meantime, is being beaten by her father.

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