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Karleen's summer job at the fair as the sexy fortuneteller 'Virgin Karleen' takes an encouraging turn when she gets the opportunity to flaunt her wiles for Joe Peters. Joe is a returning WW II pilot with a bright future as an Air Corps officer. Karleen imagines romance, travel, and adventure! Life in a trailer home, parked in the back pasture of Joe's parents' farm, does not fulfill Karleen's dreams. Are infidelity, murder and the bitter realities of survival in post-WW II rural New York State to be Karleen's fate? For an entire generation it would seem so, as brother-in-law Tom's romantic intentions are lost on the long-grieving Karleen. Her only concern is for her daughter. But Tom won't give up without a fight--and one final curse from the mysterious Karleen.