Tre, I'm enchanted with Clover. I'm also trying to figure out about the time period this takes place. I'll admit I thought it was quite a ways back until the Amtrak salary came up and that made me think it's closer to present day. And, then the following, it was a gut punch. Was that part of the intent?

"I ain’t no fool. My mama keeps me on my toes. I know I’m Black. I know I’m a girl. I know we’re poor. And I immediately know Hopeulikit, Georgia probably ain’t a place for this Black, poor girl."