By Tom Franklin

ISBN-10: 0060594675

ISBN-13: 9780060594671

Edgar Award-winning writer Tom Franklin returns together with his such a lot finished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. within the overdue Nineteen Seventies, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones have been boyhood buddies. Their worlds have been as various as evening and day: Larry, the kid of lower-middle-class white mom and dad, and Silas, the son of a negative, unmarried black mom. but for a number of months the men stepped outdoor in their situations and shared a unique bond. yet then tragedy struck: Larry took a lady on a date to a drive-in motion picture, and she or he was once by no means heard from back. She was once by no means stumbled on and Larry by no means confessed, yet all eyes rested on him because the offender. The incident shook the county—and possibly Silas so much of all. His friendship with Larry used to be damaged, after which Silas left town.

More than two decades have handed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary life, by no means in a position to upward push above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has again as a constable. He and Larry haven't any cause to pass paths till one other woman disappears and Larry is blamed back. And now the 2 males who as soon as referred to as one another pal are compelled to confront the previous they've buried and overlooked for many years.

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