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The Search for a Different Marvin Gardens

The Search for a Different Marvin Gardens THE SEARCH FOR A DIFFERENT MARVIN GARDENS ALISON CONDIE JAENICKE for Osaze O. Osagie, August 2, 1989 – March 20, 2019 I. Osage is name suggests to me Osage orange, the strange green fruit HI collected along the paths of Tudek Park to arrange in clear bowls for the State High girls' tennis banquet. !e same high school Osaze graduated from a decade before my daughter, the same Tudek Park where the previous December a college 32 student held a gun to his head and police came with mental health professionals to talk him back. He shot himself anyway, but not to death (eye damage but no brain injuries), and a helicopter flew him to a hospital. Where he recovered. !e university sent alerts in the early morning darkness, warning us all to avoid the park. Where were the warnings this time, in the case of Osaze, when he brandished a knife in his Marvin Gardens apartment and threatened to harm himself and others, when the nearby elementary school got information quickly enough to go on lockdown? Another name for the Osage orange is mock orange. Note that the tree—named by the French after the Osage Indians, who call http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

The Search for a Different Marvin Gardens

Appalachian Review , Volume 49 (3) – Sep 10, 2021

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THE SEARCH FOR A DIFFERENT MARVIN GARDENS ALISON CONDIE JAENICKE for Osaze O. Osagie, August 2, 1989 – March 20, 2019 I. Osage is name suggests to me Osage orange, the strange green fruit HI collected along the paths of Tudek Park to arrange in clear bowls for the State High girls' tennis banquet. !e same high school Osaze graduated from a decade before my daughter, the same Tudek Park where the previous December a college 32 student held a gun to his head and police came with mental health professionals to talk him back. He shot himself anyway, but not to death (eye damage but no brain injuries), and a helicopter flew him to a hospital. Where he recovered. !e university sent alerts in the early morning darkness, warning us all to avoid the park. Where were the warnings this time, in the case of Osaze, when he brandished a knife in his Marvin Gardens apartment and threatened to harm himself and others, when the nearby elementary school got information quickly enough to go on lockdown? Another name for the Osage orange is mock orange. Note that the tree—named by the French after the Osage Indians, who call

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Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 10, 2021

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