Crimes in Southern Indiana

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ISBN: 9781446457719
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Number of pages: 288
Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Crimes in Southern Indiana in PDF and EPUB 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. Frank Bill's Southern Indiana is haunted by a deep, abiding sense of place, and his people are men and women pressed to the brink - and beyond. They are survivors, and in Frank Bill's hands, their stories bristle with noir energy.


Crimes in Southern Indiana

Filename: crimes-in-southern-indiana.pdf
ISBN: 9780374532888
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Number of pages: 272
Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Crimes in Southern Indiana in PDF and EPUB 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. Original. 40,000 first printing.


Donnybrook

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ISBN: 9781466836044
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Number of pages: 256
Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: FSG Originals

Download and read online Donnybrook in PDF and EPUB The raw and as-insane-as-anticipated first novel from Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana The Donnybrook is a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern Indiana. Twenty fighters. One wire-fence ring. Fight until only one man is left standing while a rowdy festival of onlookers—drunk and high on whatever's on offer—bet on the fighters. Jarhead is a desperate man who'd do just about anything to feed his children. He's also the toughest fighter in southeastern Kentucky, and he's convinced that his ticket to a better life is one last fight with a cash prize so big it'll solve all his problems. Meanwhile, there's Chainsaw Angus—an undefeated master fighter who isn't too keen on getting his face punched anymore, so he and his sister, Liz, have started cooking meth. And they get in deep. So deep that Liz wants it all for herself, and she might just be ready to kill her brother for it. One more showdown to take place at the Donnybrook. As we travel through the backwoods to get to the Donnybrook, we meet a cast of nasty, ruined characters driven to all sorts of evil, all in the name of getting their fix—drugs, violence, sex, money, honor. Donnybrook is exactly the fearless, explosive, amphetamine-fueled journey you'd expect from Frank Bill's first novel . . . and then some.


Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana

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ISBN: 9781614234340
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Number of pages: 112
Author: Keven McQueen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Download and read online Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana in PDF and EPUB Prepare to take a tour of some dark, strange moments of southern Indiana's history. From the scheming wife who wanted her dull husband out of the way to make room for a young love affair and the husband who stomped his wife to death because she wouldn't stop singing an irritating song, to the man who murdered an entire family to pay off some farming equipment and the case of a mistaken-identity murder, author Keven McQueen relates the sinister (or not so) motives and gruesome details of nine murders that occurred in southern Indiana between 1880 and 1912. With a detailed, if macabre, look at each story as well as the ambiguities surrounding the criminals and punishments, McQueen illuminates the darker side of Hoosier history.


The Savage

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ISBN: 0374534411
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Number of pages: 256
Author: Frank Bill
Publisher: FSG Originals

Download and read online The Savage in PDF and EPUB In the raucous and action-packed follow-up to Donnybrook, mayhem is still the order of the day-only more so Frank Bill's America has always been stark and violent. In his new novel, he takes things one step further: the dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out. Van Dorn is eighteen and running solo, dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire. His dead father's voice rings in his head as Van Dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned system of justice. Meanwhile, a leader has risen among the gangs--and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from Donnybrook, with their own brutal sense of right and wrong, of loyalty and justice through strength. This is not the distant post-apocalyptic future--this is tomorrow, in a world Bill has already introduced us to. Now he raises the stakes and turns his shotgun prose on our addiction to technology, the values and skills we've lost in the process, and what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse. The Savage presents the bone-chilling vision of an America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival. And it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, most powerful.


Cry Father

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ISBN: 9781476734378
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Number of pages: 320
Author: Benjamin Whitmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Cry Father in PDF and EPUB The second novel from the critically acclaimed writer of Pike, which was nominated for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière crime fiction award and “easily rivals Larry Brown’s most renowned novels” (Spinetingler Magazine). In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence. For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing. Still, in the lives of those he knows, violence and justice have made of each other strange, intoxicating bedfellows. Hailed as “the next great American writer” (Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana), Benjamin Whitmer has crafted a literary triumph that is by turns harrowing, darkly comic, and wise.


The Devil All the Time

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ISBN: 9781446483817
Release Date: 2011-11-03
Number of pages: 272
Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Devil All the Time in PDF and EPUB Willard is a tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from a slow death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his 'prayer log'. Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, trawl America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. The spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick are running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.


American Salvage

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ISBN: 0814334121
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 170
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Download and read online American Salvage in PDF and EPUB Presents short stories that feature rural and working-class characters trying to cope with life in post-industrial America.


Black Peril White Virtue

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ISBN: 0253337283
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jock McCulloch
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Black Peril White Virtue in PDF and EPUB In the period from 1902 until the mid 1930s Southern Rhodesia was swept by a series of moral panics. The sexual threat posed by black men to white women, which was known as Black Peril, led in 1903 to the introduction of the death penalty for attempted rape. Over the next decades more than twenty men were executed. Many of those men were innocent of any serious crime. Their fate is a reminder that sexual relations between Europeans and colonial subjects were one of the most problematic features of colonial life. Tension over Black Peril provoked a flood of legislation. Laws were designed to control the sexuality of African men and women and also to curtail the sexual transgressions of white females. While white men were largely immune from censure, white women were trusted neither by their husbands nor by legislators. The morality laws of Southern Rhodesia were founded upon well-defined models of male and female sexuality. African men and women were presumed to be under the sway of uncontrollable impulses. White women were believed susceptible to degeneracy. In Southern Rhodesia sexual pathology was a broad category which included Black Peril, miscegenation, concubinage, prostitution and venereal disease. The ways in which the state and civil society responded to those controversies was important in establishing the boundaries of race, class and gender. The controversies were also relevant to the exercise of the most fundamental of bourgeois rights the legitimate claims of men to property in the bodies of women and the rights of citizenship. The panics were both an expression of the problems of constructing a white identity and a means by which it was achieved. The moral panics were driven by fear, and the desire for the retribution and cleansing. They also involved very real demonstrations of state power. The panics served the interests of the white community by dramatising the dangers it faced thereby giving it some leverage against its enemies. But as the history shows those gains only came at a price. This is the first full-length study of the Black Peril. The book will be of interest to specialists working in African history, cultural and postcolonial studies, social theory, sociology, politics and social anthropology.


Bury This

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ISBN: 9781619023635
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Number of pages: 256
Author: Andrea Portes
Publisher: Soft Skull Press

Download and read online Bury This in PDF and EPUB If twenty-five years can discover the internet, the cell phone, this thing called the iPod, can twenty-five years discover the secret of a girl murdered, abandoned, by the side of the road? That is the haunting premise of Bury This, an impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. Beth Krause was by all intents a good little girl – member of the church choir, beloved daughter of doting parents, friend to the downtrodden. But dig a little deeper into any small town, and conflicts and jealousies begin to appear. And somewhere is that heady mix lies the answer to what really happened to Beth Krause. Her unsolved murder becomes the stuff of town legend, and twenty-five years later the case is re-ignited when a group of film students start making a documentary on Beth’s fateful life. The town has never fully healed over the loss of Beth, and the new investigation calls into light several key characters: her father, a WWII vet; her mother, once the toast of Manhattan; her best friend, abandoned by her mother and left to fend for herself against an abusive father; and the detective, just a rookie when the case broke, haunted by his inability to bring Beth’s murderer to justice. All of these passions will collide once the identity of Beth’s murderer is revealed, proving once again that some secrets can never stay buried.


A Swollen Red Sun

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ISBN: 9781784089559
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Number of pages: 254
Author: Matthew McBride
Publisher: Head of Zeus

Download and read online A Swollen Red Sun in PDF and EPUB God, drugs, corruption, and morality come together in this gripping tale of desperation. In Gasconade County, Missouri – once called the meth capital of the world – Deputy Sheriff Dale Banks discovers $52,000 hidden in the broken-down trailer that Jerry Dean Skaggs uses for cooking crystal. And he takes it. Banks knows what he did was wrong, but he did it for all the right reasons. At least, he thinks so. But for every wrong, there is a consequence. Jerry Dean can't afford to lose that $52,000 – he owes it to his partners and to a crooked cop. He also can't afford to disappoint the crazed and fearsome Reverend Butch Pogue, who is expecting Jerry Dean to deliver the chemicals the reverend needs for his next batch of meth. To avoid the holy man's wrath, Jerry Dean sets in motion a series of events that will threaten Banks's family, his life, and everything he thinks he knows about the world.


Where All Light Tends to Go

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ISBN: 0425279790
Release Date: 2016-02
Number of pages: 288
Author: David Joy
Publisher: Putnam

Download and read online Where All Light Tends to Go in PDF and EPUB The world Jacob McNeely lives in is crueller than most. His father runs a methodically organised meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. But when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. The propulsive story of a young man seeking redemption from life amongst the meth labs of North Carolina.


Indy Writes Books

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ISBN: 0692300295
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Number of pages: 400
Author: John Green
Publisher: Indy Reads Books

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The Vine That Ate the South

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ISBN: 193751255X
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 218
Author: J. D. Wilkes
Publisher:

Download and read online The Vine That Ate the South in PDF and EPUB In a forgotten corner of western Kentucky lies a haunted forest referred to locally as "The Deadening," where vampire cults roam wild and time is immaterial. Our protagonist and his accomplice--the one and only, Carver Canute--set out down the Old Spur Line in search of the legendary Kudzu House, where an old couple is purported to have been swallowed whole by a hungry vine. Their quest leads them face to face with albino panthers, Great Dane-riding girls, protective property owners, and just about every American folk-demon ever, while forcing the protagonist to finally take stock of his relationship with his father and the man's mysterious disappearance. The Vine That Ate the South is a mesmerizing fantasia where Wilkes ambitiously grapples with the contradictions of the contemporary American South while subversively considering how well we know our own family and friends.


Bury This

Filename: bury-this.pdf
ISBN: 9781619023635
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Number of pages: 256
Author: Andrea Portes
Publisher: Soft Skull Press

Download and read online Bury This in PDF and EPUB If twenty-five years can discover the internet, the cell phone, this thing called the iPod, can twenty-five years discover the secret of a girl murdered, abandoned, by the side of the road? That is the haunting premise of Bury This, an impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. Beth Krause was by all intents a good little girl – member of the church choir, beloved daughter of doting parents, friend to the downtrodden. But dig a little deeper into any small town, and conflicts and jealousies begin to appear. And somewhere is that heady mix lies the answer to what really happened to Beth Krause. Her unsolved murder becomes the stuff of town legend, and twenty-five years later the case is re-ignited when a group of film students start making a documentary on Beth’s fateful life. The town has never fully healed over the loss of Beth, and the new investigation calls into light several key characters: her father, a WWII vet; her mother, once the toast of Manhattan; her best friend, abandoned by her mother and left to fend for herself against an abusive father; and the detective, just a rookie when the case broke, haunted by his inability to bring Beth’s murderer to justice. All of these passions will collide once the identity of Beth’s murderer is revealed, proving once again that some secrets can never stay buried.