Title: Hell at the Breech: A Novel - SIGNED 1st ...
Publisher: William Morrow, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless As-New condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by Tom Franklin on the title page without inscription. The dust jacket has been put in a clear plastic sleeve for protection. "When you put down Hell at the Breech, you have not just read it, you have tasted it, felt the fear of the victims of the mean men of the Alabama Mitcham Beat War, felt the fear that they felt as they listened for the hoof beats in the dark, and you love being along for the ride." -- Rick Bragg. I will pack this beautiful collector's copy in layers of bubble-wrap and will ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in pristine condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABR43
In 1897, in the rural southwestern area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered. Seeking retribution, his outraged friends -- mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe are responsible. The hooded members of this gang wage a bloody year-long campaign of terror that culminates in a massacre, where the innocent suffer alongside the guilty.
Caught in the maelstrom of the Mitcham War are four people: the county's aging sheriff, sympathetic to both sides; the widowed midwife who delivered nearly every member of Hell-at-the-Breech; a ruthless detective who wages his own private war against the gang; and a young store clerk harboring a terrible secret.
Based on incidents that occurred a few miles from the author's childhood home, Hell at the Breech chronicles the dark events of dark days, events that lead the people involved to discover their capacity for good, for evil, or for both. It is a mesmerizing and unforgettable display of talent by a writer of immeasurable gifts.
About the Author: Tom Franklin grew up in Dickinson, Alabama, a small, one-store town, where his parents formed The First Century, a church where speaking in tongues, faith-healings, and exorcisms were common. After moving to Mobile at eighteen, Tom earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of South Alabama, where he currently teaches. In 1997, he earned his M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Nebraska Review and Alabama Magazine. In 1998, Tom was awarded the Writers at Work Literary Nonfiction prize and an Arkansas Arts Council grant. He lives in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife, poet Beth Ann Fennelly.
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