Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him - a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma, and, of course, crime.
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Not A Fathers Day story
Yes it's a prime example of one of our greatest Pulp writers of out time. Along with an outstanding reading of the book.
The build up of coming doom
A nice pace and very well difference in voices of the characters. Very engrossing really captures the feel.
His returning home.
Jim Thompson is a must read for any anyone who loves the pulps of yesteryear. This story has a simple story line that reflects struggles we are experiencing with the Fracking going on now.
Along with oil rights and some steamy hot scenes in the back of cars that used to have seats to have fun in, and the darkness inside the character that takes you down paths you may fear to go.
Not as good as Killer Inside Me but well worth a read.
Strong Plot and Good Narration
- Diane H