History Literature / TheRamiJohnsonTrilogy

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* JuryAndWitnessTampering: In the third book, Jake tries to coerce a key witness in his brother's assault trial to recant his earlier police statement that he saw the brother attack a young boy unprovoked. It doesn't work, though, as the witness gets served a subpoena that'll essentially force him to be at court to give his testimony anyway.
3rd Dec '13 7:55:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HotMom: Debbie and Mrs. Hilcher both qualify. Donna Rae herself eventually becomes one too.
4th Nov '13 7:41:43 PM JIKTV
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* HelpFaceTurn: Cripes became a full-fledged good guy largely because of Jake being a BadBoss.

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* HelpFaceTurn: [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal Help Face Turn]]: Cripes became a full-fledged good guy largely because of Jake being a BadBoss.
25th Sep '13 9:54:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SnakeOilSalesman: The obeah[[hottip:*:voodoo or witchcraft]] worker Alfred goes to in the third book, in an effort to achieve Cripes' success the quick and easy way.

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* SnakeOilSalesman: The obeah[[hottip:*:voodoo obeah[[note]]voodoo or witchcraft]] witchcraft[[/note]] worker Alfred goes to in the third book, in an effort to achieve Cripes' success the quick and easy way.
2nd Aug '13 7:08:54 AM JusticeReaper
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* HelpFaceTurn: Cripes became a full-fledged good guy largely because of Jake being a BadBoss.



* JerkAss: Jake Hibbertson. The Rev. Ledbetter qualifies as well.

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* JerkAss: Jake Hibbertson. The In the first book, the Rev. Ledbetter qualifies as well.since he didn't do a thing to prevent the Johnsons' divorce, while the third book gives us Cory Hibbertson and his son Eldorado.
26th Jul '13 7:56:46 AM JusticeReaper
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* TheBGrade: Inverted in the third book--when Mendez gives a detailed essay about the vandalism of Donna Rae's classroom, Donna Rae gives him an A- for the effort he put into writing the assignment without being asked to do so; normally, Mendez is a C student.
26th Jul '13 7:52:57 AM JusticeReaper
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* WouldHitAGirl: Cory. When he goes on trial for assault, it's revealed that he once tried to drown a woman, and on another occasion he beat his wife seriously enough for her to be hospitalized.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Cory knocks out one of Mendez's teeth, and later brutally straps Eldorado]].
26th Jul '13 7:44:18 AM JusticeReaper
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The series chronicles the growth of the titular protagonist from his teens to early adulthood and eventual married life. In the first book, he contends with the after-effects of his parents' divorce and his father's loss of land and business power to rival [[BigBad Jake]] [[SmugSnake Hibbertson]], and outlines the efforts his father makes to reclaim his status and reputation. The second book chronicles Rami's efforts to fully reclaim his family land from Jake, while going into his courtship of his longtime sweetheart Donna Rae Hilcher. The third book, told from Donna Rae's point of view, outlines the Johnson family's reaction to Jake's previously-unknown younger brother coming to set up roots in the village, and goes in-depth into the development of certain minor characters.

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The series series, set in the village of Kendal in the parish of Hanover, chronicles the growth of the titular protagonist from his teens to early adulthood and eventual married life. In the first book, he contends with the after-effects of his parents' divorce and his father's loss of land and business power to rival [[BigBad Jake]] [[SmugSnake Hibbertson]], and outlines the efforts his father makes to reclaim his status and reputation. The second book chronicles Rami's efforts to fully reclaim his family land from Jake, while going into his courtship of his longtime sweetheart Donna Rae Hilcher. The third book, told from Donna Rae's point of view, outlines the Johnson family's reaction to Jake's previously-unknown younger brother coming to set up roots in the village, and goes in-depth into the development of certain minor characters.


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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Cory and Jake Hibbertson, respectively, are villainous examples of this trope. Cory has an open HairTriggerTemper and a history of violence toward others, and has been a ne'er-do-well for most of his existence who only manages to get by because of his brother's assistance. By contrast, Jake is a man with a shrewd business head on his shoulders, who knows how to wield the power he possesses and keeps his activities carefully calibrated.
* HairTriggerTemper: Cory Hibbertson.
26th Jul '13 7:37:30 AM JusticeReaper
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* HeldGaze: There's a moment between Sun-Sun and Mrs. Hilcher in the first book. Rami suspects that the two might actually have kissed if he and Donna Rae weren't there at the time.


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* InSeriesNickname: Sun-Sun is called this by just about everyone in Kendal, due to his outgoing, approachable and optimistic personality. Only Debbie and Jake ever refer to him by his actual first name, Merton.


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* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: How Rami's relationship with Donna Rae begins. Rami also sees little seedlings of this between his father and Donna Rae's mother, but [[DidNotGetTheGirl nothing comes of this]] [[spoiler:what with Sun-Sun dying and all]].


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* OldFlame: In the first book Debbie rudely hints, and Rami suspects, that Mrs. Hilcher was this for Sun-Sun.
--> '''Debbie:''' When I married him I had only deterred ''this''.
--> '''Rami:''' ''(narrating)'' And what did I say? Father and Mrs. Hilcher must have been sweethearts of a time before either married.
26th Jul '13 7:16:48 AM JusticeReaper
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* TheQuietOnes: Archie, Mendez's best friend in the third book. There's also Cripes' mother, who's a ShrinkingViolet.

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* TheQuietOnes: TheQuietOne: Archie, Mendez's best friend in the third book. There's also Cripes' mother, who's a ShrinkingViolet.
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