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prodigal
used in BoneMan's Daughters

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Definition
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
  • He was the father embracing his prodigal child.
    Chapter 38 (88% in)
prodigal = referring to the person, in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son

Editor's notes:
  • The author is probably referring to a character in a commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son.
  • A parable is a story told to teach a moral lesson.
  • The Prodigal Son is a parable about extreme forgiveness and features a father embracing his child.
  • This is a common usage of prodigal; though it more generally refers to anyone (not just The Prodigal Son) who is long absent; or recklessly wasteful.
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