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By John Milliken Thompson (Author)
A novel based on a true story that incorporates a bit of history and a touch of the Southern Gothic tradition.
It's difficult I think to write this sort of historical fiction without filtering the scenery through the contemporary eye. I did think, and didn't have the word count to say, that Thompson did an excellent job portraying the hard-scrabbling farmers of the rural south in the post-Reconstruction era.