Smonk Being the Scabrous Adventures of E. O. Smonk & of the Whore Evanageline in Clarke County, Alabama, Early in the Last Century... (Paperback)
|Author: Tom Franklin|
|After enduring a year of destroyed property, murdered livestock, seduced women, and beaten men, the desperate and secret-harboring citizens of a secluded, early twentieth-century Alabama town place the responsible party on trial, with disastrous results. By the author of Hell at the Breech. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Franklin, Tom *Publication Date: 2007/11/01 *Number of Pages: 254 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00|
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It's 1911 and the townsfolk of Old Texas, Alabama, have had enough. Every Saturday night for a year, E. O. Smonk has been destroying property, killing livestock, seducing women, cheating and beating men, all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over-and-under rifle. Syphilitic, consumptive, gouty, and goitered?an expert with explosives and knives?Smonk hates horses, goats, and the Irish, and it's high time he was stopped. But capturing old Smonk won't be easy?and putting him on trial could have shocking and disastrous consequences, considering the terrible secret the citizens of Old Texas are hiding.
In this stylish and lurid novel, the titular Smonk, a one-eyed child-kidnapping murderer with a deformed body, is brought to trial in an Alabama town whose citizens prove themselves as ghastly as Smonk himself.