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Solace for an impostor

For all Jerry Joseph's lies, the mother he conned never took back her love

Updated: May 3, 2012, 9:08 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

JIMMIE WRIGHT LIVES in a ranch home decorated with lighthouses. Striped ones and solid ones. Ceramic statues and framed prints. There's something about the power of fleeting brightness in a void. Safety and clarity -- lighthouses reminded her. She had been pregnant at 15, kicked out of her house, living with the other lost vessels at a San Antonio home for unwed mothers. A homeless man pushed a shopping cart around the neighborhood. He kept the contents alphabetized, a grasp for ...

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