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Desperation Road : a novel

Author: Michael F Smith
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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aIn the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up for manslaughter, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns to his South Mississippi hometown, he faces blood-thirsty revenge. Larry and Walt, older brothers of the young man Russell killed so many years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Smith
ISBN: 9780316269421 0316269425 9780316353014 0316353019
OCLC Number: 969433813
Notes: "A Lee Boudreaux book".
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Epigraph; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23; Chapter 24; Chapter 25; Chapter 26; Chapter 27; Chapter 28; Chapter 29; Chapter 30; Chapter 31; Chapter 32; Chapter 33; Chapter 34; Chapter 35; Chapter 36; Chapter 37; Chapter 38; Chapter 39; Chapter 40; Chapter 41; Chapter 42; Chapter 43; Chapter 44 Chapter 45Chapter 46; Chapter 47; Chapter 48; Chapter 49; Chapter 50; Chapter 51; Acknowledgments; Discover More Michael Farris Smith; About the Author; Also by Michael Farris Smith; Praise for Michael Farris Smith's ""Desperation Road; Reading Group Guide; My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys; Questions and Topics for Discussion
Responsibility: Michael Farris Smith.
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aIn the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up for manslaughter, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns to his South Mississippi hometown, he faces blood-thirsty revenge. Larry and Walt, older brothers of the young man Russell killed so many years ago, have had the calendar marked. They greet Russell the instant he steps off the bus with hard fists and dire promises. On the same day that Russell comes back, a homeless woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spends their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running down a desolate back road holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the asphalt. When Russell later rides up on the scene with the loaded shotgun he's gotten for protection tucked behind the seat of his father's truck, the eyes of the law can't help but look toward him. Along these dark back roads, lives twisted with regret intersect with violent and vengeful consequences as the differences between right and strong shift like the southern sky. DESPERATION ROAD, written in powerful and lyrical prose, is a story of troubled souls bound by a secret that stretches over the years and across the land.

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