“A tall, big boned blonde. At best, Rat said, she was seventeen years old, fresh out of Cleveland Heights Senior High. She had long white legs and blue eyes and a complexion like strawberry ice cream” (89).
“Often, especially during the hot afternoons, she would spend time with the ARVNs out along the perimeter, picking up little phrases of Vietnamese, learning how to cook rice over a can of Sterno" (91).
“At the end of the second week, when four casualties came in, Mary Anne wasn’t afraid to get her hands bloody” (93).
“No cosmetics, no fingernail filing. She stopped wearing jewelry, cut her hair short and wrapped it in a dark green bandana. Hygiene became a matter of small consequence” (94).
“Ambush. All night long, man, Mary Anne’s out fuckin’ ambush” (97). “At the girl’s throat was a necklace of human tongues” (102).
“And then one morning, all alone, Mary Anne walked off into the mountains and did not come back. Nobody was ever found. No equipment, no clothing” (110).