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The Resource Crimes in southern Indiana : stories, Frank Bill

Crimes in southern Indiana : stories, Frank Bill

Label
Crimes in southern Indiana : stories
Title
Crimes in southern Indiana
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering, vivid, flat-out fearless debut to plow into American literature in recent years. Frank Bill delivers what is both a wake-up call and a gut punch. Welcome to heartland America circa right about now, when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs, backwoods gunrunners, and bare-knuckle brawling. Bill's people are pressed to the brink―and beyond. There is Scoot McCutchen, whose beloved wife falls terminally ill, leaving him with nothing to live for―which doesn't quite explain why he brutally murders her and her doctor and flees, or why, after years of running, he decides to turn himself in. In the title story, a man who has devolved from breeding hounds for hunting to training them for dog-fighting crosses paths with a Salvadoran gangbanger tasked with taking over the rural drug trade, but who mostly wants to grow old in peace. As Crimes in Sourthern Indiana unfolds, we witness the unspeakable, yet are compelled to find sympathy for the depraved. Bill's southern Indiana is haunted with the deep, authentic sense of place that recalls the best of Southern fiction, but the interconnected stories bristle with the urban energy of a Chuck Palahniuk or a latter-day Nelson Algren and rush with the slam-bang plotting of pulp-noir crime writing à la Jim Thompson. Bill's prose is gritty yet literary, shocking, and impossible to put down. A dark evocation of the survivalist spirit of the working class, this is a brilliant debut by an important new voice
Summary
A debut collection set in southern Indiana features protagonists who test the boundaries of their sanity and survival skills, from a man who violently snaps and flees when his wife falls terminally ill to a former hunting dog breeder who clashes with a Salvadoran drug smuggler
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10008135
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.I436
LC item number
C75 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Crimes in southern Indiana : stories, Frank Bill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hill clan cross -- These old bones -- All the awful -- Penance of Scoot McCutchen -- Office down (tweakers) -- Need -- Beautiful even in death -- Accident -- Old mechanic -- Rough company -- Coon hunter's noir -- Amphetamine twitch -- Old Testament wisdom -- Trespassing between heaven and hell -- Rabbit in the lettuce patch -- Cold, hard love -- Crimes in southern Indiana
Control code
19296269
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
272 pages (softcover)
Isbn
9780374532888
Lccn
2011000756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Crimes in southern Indiana : stories, Frank Bill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hill clan cross -- These old bones -- All the awful -- Penance of Scoot McCutchen -- Office down (tweakers) -- Need -- Beautiful even in death -- Accident -- Old mechanic -- Rough company -- Coon hunter's noir -- Amphetamine twitch -- Old Testament wisdom -- Trespassing between heaven and hell -- Rabbit in the lettuce patch -- Cold, hard love -- Crimes in southern Indiana
Control code
19296269
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
272 pages (softcover)
Isbn
9780374532888
Lccn
2011000756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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