We read this book in the begininng of the year. This is a brilliant story between two men, a town and a murderer. The best part was the secret at the end. Here is my review of the book. You remember that relationship when you were younger; you and your friend next door were friends for life, two peas in a pod and then one day something changed, no more tea parties or hot wheel derbies, the outside world entered in to your circle. (Read more)
About the Author: (from Goodreads.com)
Tom Franklin was born and raised in Dickinson, Alabama. He held various jobs as a struggling writer living in South Alabama, including working as a heavy-equipment operator in a grit factory, a construction inspector in a chemical plant and a clerk in a hospital morgue. In 1997 he received his MFA from the University of Arkansas. His first book, Poachers was named as a Best First Book of Fiction by Esquire and Franklin received a 1999 Edgar Award for the title story. Franklin has published two novels: Hell at the Breech, published in 2003 and Smonkpublished in 2006. The recipient of the 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, Franklin now teaches in the University of Mississippi's MFA program and lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his wife, the poet Beth Ann Fennelly, and their children.
I found this site that give a nice interview MISSISSIPPI WRITERS: Tom Franklin nice to find out some details like (See Below)
Who is your favorite author/authors? What is your favorite book?
I loved Stephen King and Edgar Rice Burroughs as a kid. Now it's Barry Hannah, Rick Bass, Cormac McCarthy. Favorite book? Rick Bass's The Watch. Barry Hannah's Airships. McCarthy's Suttree.
Read: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel (P.S.) By Tom Franklin
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