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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
"In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day ... But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed ... and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared, forcing two men who once called each other "friend" to confront a past they've buried for decades."--P. [4] of cover
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
BTCTA
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Franklin, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R343
LC item number
C76 2011
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Male friendship
  • City and town life
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes author information and reading guide after the novel
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
274, 14 p.
Isbn
9780060594671
System control number
(OCoLC)681499377
Label
Crooked letter, crooked letter, Tom Franklin
Publication
Note
Includes author information and reading guide after the novel
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
274, 14 p.
Isbn
9780060594671
System control number
(OCoLC)681499377

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