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Description - Poachers by Tom Franklin

A brilliant debut collection of stories set in the American Deep South, by a distinctive and award-winning new voice. Poachers reads as if Raymond Carver were still alive and living in the profoundly Deep South. Or imagine a world created by Cormac McCarthy and plunk it down in the woods of southern Alabama, where emotions run as raw as moonshine. In ten spare, muscular stories, Tom Franklin evokes a world of forests and swamps, hunting and fishing, and fills it with poachers, drunks and poor white trash. He creates haunting tales about people who react, often violently, against a dying world whose gravity they can't escape, people like the three half-wild brothers in the award-winning title story, who treat the swamp as their kingdom and hunt down anything that crosses their path -- until they themselves become the prey.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780006552260
ISBN-10: 0006552269
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Flamingo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin was born and raised in south Alabama, where he worked as a heavy-equipment operator in a grit factory, a construction inspector in a chemical plant and a clerk in a hospital morgue. He now teaches fiction writing at the University of South Alabama. Poachers is his first collection. He is now at work on a novel, Hell at the Breech, also to be published by Flamingo. 'Unforgettable ... Poachers is like a hand that comes out of the green swamp on a moonless night and pulls you from the canoe. What Poachers is really about is discovering a new writer who reminds you that you love to read.' Tampa Tribune

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