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The thicket

Author: Joe R Lansdale
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from Joe Lansdale, "a true American original" (Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box). Jack Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Adventure stories
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Adventure fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe R Lansdale
ISBN: 9780316188456 031618845X 1444736914 9781444736915
OCLC Number: 828245717
Description: 340 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Joe R. Lansdale.

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An utterly unique historical thriller from master storyteller and fan favourite Joe Lansdale - set in a time when America was still a wild and unsafe place to venture...  Read more...

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