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Hell at the Breech
Hell at the Breech
Author: Tom Franklin
In 1897, in the rural southwestern area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered. Seeking retribution, his outraged friends -- mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe are responsible. The hooded members of this gang wage a bloody year...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002261593
ISBN-10: 0002261596
Publication Date: 2/16/2004
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Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Franklin fictionalizes true events that happened in Clarke County, Alabama. Although he takes liberties with the history, his prose is beautiful and literary. That said, the book can be graphic at times, and includes a lot of profanity. Hell at the Breech, however, is an exceptional novel, and a great first one for Franklin. I would certainly recommend it.
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I really liked this book! The writing is evocative and the charaters are fully drawn. If I pick up a book during a busy day because I can't wait to find out what happens...need I say more?
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