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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin


On Sale Date: 10/05/2010
Print Run: 35,000
Format: Hardcover
288 pgs.
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 0060594667
ISBN 13: 9780060594664

In rural Mississippi, in the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends, Larry the child of white, lower middle-class parents and Silas the son of a poor, single black mother. Within a few years tragedy struck: on a date, Larry took a local girl to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. No body was found, and there was no confession. The incident shook the county, including Silas. Their friendship was broken, and Silas left to play college baseball. Over twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion that still shadow him. When Silas returns to south Mississippi as the constable of a nearby town, he and Larry have no reason to cross paths, until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed, again. And now, two men who once called each other friend are finally forced to confront the painful past they’ve buried for so many years.

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