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Hell at the Breech

ISBN-10: 0060566760
ISBN-13: 9780060566760
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tom Franklin
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Description: In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends -- -mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends -- -mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe responsible. The hooded members wage a bloody year-long campaign of terror that culminates in a massacre where the innocent suffer alongside the guilty. Caught in the maelstrom of the Mitcham war are four people: the aging sheriff sympathetic to both sides; the widowed midwife who delivered nearly every member of Hell-at-the-Breech; a ruthless detective who wages his own war against the gang; and a young store clerk who harbors a terrible secret. Based on incidents that occurred a few miles from the author's childhood home, Hell at the Breech chronicles the events of dark days that led the people involved to discover their capacity for good, evil, or for both.

A native of Dickinson, Alabama, Tom Franklin is the Edgar Award-winning author of Poachers, Hell at the Breech, Smonk, and the New York Times best seller Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. Franklin teaches creative writing at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

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