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The Resource Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin

Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin

Label
Crooked letter, crooked letter
Title
Crooked letter, crooked letter
Statement of responsibility
Tom Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"...set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county-and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town. More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades" --Publisher description
Summary
Silas Jones and Larry Ott have known each other since their late 1970s childhood when Silas lived with his mother in a cabin on land owned by Larry's father. At school they could barely acknowledge one another, Silas being black and Larry white, but they secretly formed a bond hunting, fishing, and just being boys in the woods. When a girl goes missing after going on a date with Larry, he is permanently marked as dangerous despite the lack of evidence linking him to her disappearance, and the two boys go their separate ways. Twenty-five years later, Silas is the local constable, and when another girl disappears, Larry, an auto mechanic with few customers and fewer friends, is once again a person of interest
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2011.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2010.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
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366286
Cataloging source
DLC
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Franklin, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R343
LC item number
C76 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Male friendship
  • City and town life
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780060594664
Lccn
2010005423
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn526084227
  • (OCoLC)526084227
  • 173395
Label
Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780060594664
Lccn
2010005423
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn526084227
  • (OCoLC)526084227
  • 173395

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