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Victoria Williams: Water to Drink (Atlantic)

RJ Smith, Spin, September 2000

I SING THE SONG of the okra: There's a lot more there than you think. If it's the pluperfect artifact of the country kitchen, the Jim Varney of the vegetable family, when you get right down to it, the okra is a gnarly, mucilaginous, not to mention hairy, pod.It seems so folksy until you get up close; then you're on your own.

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