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Title:The Bottoms
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher:Mysterious Press
ISBN:0446677922
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:328
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Horror, Crime, Historical fiction, Thriller, Mystery thriller

The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Bottoms The narrator of i The Bottoms i is Harry Collins an old man obsessively reflecting on certain key experiences of his childhood In the year that forms the centerpiece of the narrative Harry is years old and living with his mother father and younger sister on a farm outside of Marvel Creek Texas near the Sabine River bottoms Harry s world changes forever when he discovers the corpse of a young black woman tied to a tree in the forest near his home The woman who is eventually identified as a local prostitute has been murdered molested and sexually mutilated She is also as Harry will soon discover the first in a series of similar corpses all of them the victims of a new unprecedented sort of monster a traveling serial killer p From his privileged position as the son of constable and farmer and part time barber Jacob Collins Harry watches as the distinctly amateur investigation unfolds As more bodies not all of them colored surface the mood of the local residents darkens Racial tensions never far from the surface even in the best of times gradually kindle When circumstantial evidence implicates an ancient innocent black man named Mose the Ku Klux Klan mobilizes initiating a chilling graphically described lynching that will occupy a permanent place in Harry Collins s memories With Mose dead and the threat to local white women presumably put to rest the residents of Marvel Creek resume their normal lives only to find that the actual killer remains at large and continues to threaten the safety and stability of the town p p Lansdale uses this protracted murder investigation to open up a window on an insular poverty stricken racially divided community With humor precision and great narrative economy he evokes the society of Marvel Creek in all its alternating tawdriness and nobility offering us a varied absolutely convincing portrait of a world that has receded into history At the same time he offers us a richly detailed re creation of the vibrant dangerous physical landscapes that were part of that world and have since been buried under the concrete and cement of the industrialized juggernaut of the late th century In Lansdale s hands the gritty realities of Depression era Texas are as authentic and memorable as anything in recent American fiction p

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