Smonk: Or Widow Town


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William Morrow & Company
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5.64 X 8.04 X 0.66 inches | 0.0 pounds
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About the Author

Tom Franklin is the author of Poachers: Stories and three novels, Hell at the Breech, Smonk, and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller, the Willie Morris Prize in Southern Fiction, and the UK's Gold Dagger Award for Best Novel. His latest novel, The Tilted World, was cowritten with his wife, Beth Ann Fennelly. They live in Oxford, Mississippi, where they teach in the University of Mississippi's MFA program.


"Franklin's talent for the completely offbeat and outrageous illuminates a world that is at once vibrantly alive and completely human."--Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
"An edgy, quirky, bawdy look at the days of cowboys and shootouts, Smonk is the real deal."--David Milch, Creator of Deadwood
"Part western, part Southern gothic, yet wholly original, this is a beef jerky of a story [...] full of flavor"--Tampa Tribune
"I am amazed at Tom Franklin's power"--Philip Roth
"A David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino codirection of Deadwood . . . a world where not one person knows an iota of goodness."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"fast-paced and unrelentingly violent...readers looking for a strange and savage tale can't go wrong."--Publishers Weekly
"[Smonk] mixes William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and Deadwood's David Milch, Franklin pulls off a unique Western saga."--Entertainment Weekly
"Maintaining the dark tone of his excellent first novel, Franklin goes for the gothic in [this] weirdly fascinating tale"--Kirkus Reviews