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  • ISBN: 0688167411
  • Author: Tom Franklin
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (May 27, 2003)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1147 kb
  • FB2 size 1886 kb
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Hell at the Breech book. That’s the best way I can think of to describe Tom Franklin’s impressive first novel.

Hell at the Breech book. I thought the depth of characters that surround the brilliantly conveyed Billy Waite were just simply a pleasure to experience. The man can seriously tell stories.

Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los . His previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk.

Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award. He teaches in the University of Mississippi's MFA program. Библиографические данные. Hell at the Breech: A Novel. Harper Collins, 2009.

Tom Franklin is probably best known for his book of short stories called . Tom Franklin's novel is less successful in this regard.

Tom Franklin is probably best known for his book of short stories called "Poachers". In this book he puts his story telling skills into a full southern novel which takes place in a small town in Alabama over a hundred years ago. "Hell in the Breach" is the name of a gang of rural farms that declare war on citizens of a small Alabama town. And the book is the story of this rural "war". While most good southern novels have dark themes, this one is particularly so. Despite its rugged story line the book is a pleasure to read. He appears to get lost in the details at times. It's structurally shaky.

HELL AT THE BREECH A NOVEL TOM FRANKLIN For Beth Ann and for Claire And the children of Mitcham Beat were warned that if they ever heard the whinny of horses . For Beth Ann. and for Claire.

HELL AT THE BREECH A NOVEL TOM FRANKLIN For Beth Ann and for Claire And the children of Mitcham Beat were warned that if they ever heard the whinny of horses and the squeak o. the mitcham war of clarke county, alabama. Harvey H. Jackson III, in collaboration with. Joyce White Burrage and James A. Cox.

Hell at the Breech - Tom Franklin. DAWN CREPT UP OUT OF THE TREES, defining a bole, a burl, a leaf at a time the world he’d spent the night trying to comprehend. But what would daylight offer except the illusion of understanding? At least in darkness you were spared the pretending.

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Franklin's first book is collection of ten short stories, Poachers (1999), the title story of which won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Short Story. His first novel, Hell at the Breech (2003), is better described as being regional fiction. Franklin puts his characters in situations where temptation makes the line between right and wrong unclear at times.

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Save bookmarks and read as many as you like. The big city has no lock on misery in these 16 portraits of dark doings in the Deep South. In short, the state is a natural backdrop for noir fiction.

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.

Comments: (7)
Jorad
Tom Franklin is probably best known for his book of short stories called "Poachers". In this book he puts his story telling skills into a full southern novel which takes place in a small town in Alabama over a hundred years ago. "Hell in the Breach" is the name of a gang of rural farms that declare war on citizens of a small Alabama town. And the book is the story of this rural "war".

While most good southern novels have dark themes, this one is particularly so. Despite its rugged story line the book is a pleasure to read. Franklin has a knack for describing small southern community's at the turn of the 19th century. The prose is raw but still a delight to read. It makes the story move along quickly making it a book that can be read in a couple of days.

In addition to the dark plot, the main characters are equally so, yet the story is told with complex characters and a rugged rural setting. While I gave this book four stars, I simply did it because there are other southern writers who deserve five. This should in no way dissuade the reader from trying out Mr. Franklins writings, be it "Poachers" or "Hell in the Breach".
Nargas
If you took Cormac McCarthy's bloody masterpiece, "Blood Meridian", moved it from the southern border lands to Alabama and gave it a soul, it would come out looking a lot like Tom Franklin's "Hell in the Breech," a grisly but beautifully poignant tale of an obscure slice of American history, The Mitcham Beat "war" at the close of the 19th century.

Having first read Tom Franklin's short story, "Poachers," in Otto Penzler's "The Best American Noir of the Century," I had to find more of this steamy and brutal southern prose - a delicious southern scramble of Faulkner style and James Lee Burke readability. In the author's rendering, young orphan Mack Burke, with his older brother William, accidently kills the local storekeeper in a clumsy kids' play disguised as robbery, setting off an unanticipated chain of events. Given what I suspect are scant details of the feud that set dirt-poor sharecroppers and common thugs against the only slightly better off gentry, it's hard to determine how closely Franklin stays to the facts - but not to worry. This is a fascinating yarn rich with bleak background of a South still struggling to recover from the Civil War; bitter, unfathomably poor, and barely better off than the slaves that were emancipated three decades before. Franklin fills this desperate landscape of cotton fields and tin-roofed shacks with a terrifically rich cast: the two unfortunate brothers, their adopted grandmother - the almost supernaturally wise and prescient "grandma" Bates, the well meaning but aging sheriff Billy Waite, and a rogues gallery of country villains, including Virgil "Tooch" Bedsole, cousin of the murdered man and bent on revenge against the unknown killer. The tension is palpable as suspense builds at a slow but steady and intriguing pace through the first half of the book, paying off in an adrenaline-charged second half that cuts and weaves through treachery, deceit, unmitigated violence and cruelty only slightly blunted with the occasional act of black humor and valor.

This is historical fiction the way it should be written - brilliant prose illuminating a fascinating niche of unvarnished American culture, told though the dialog of real, authentically flawed characters. Tom Franklin has the rare combination of a historian's eye for detail and a poet's skill in turning a phrase and painting rich portraits in prose. Bravo.
Deeroman
1898. Rural Alabama. A shopkeeper is killed on the road, and the "Hell at the Breech" gang is formed. They launch a war against local townsfolk.

Loosely based on actual events, HELL AT THE BREECH is packed with beautiful prose and heaped with sharp characterizations. However, the plot suffers due to a lack of a central character. In fact, there are very few admirable characters in general.

It's possible to tell a story like this one with several main characters (KILLING MR. WATSON by Peter Matthiessen comes to mind) and still have it hold together. Tom Franklin's novel is less successful in this regard. He appears to get lost in the details at times. It's structurally shaky.

The most sympathetic players in this drama is a young murderer, a dissolute old Sheriff and an aged midwife. "Granny" Bates is somehow the most compelling of the characters, yet the story is never told from her POV, therefore the reader doesn't get to know her well enough. The Sheriff quickly loses his moral compass and is overwhelmed in his attempts to solve the mystery. The Kid's part of the book makes for the most interesting reading, yet in the final analysis he fails to live up to his promise.

Despite its flaws, HELL AT THE BREECH proves to be strangely readable, and Franklin fans will relish in the author's ability to write gorgeous passages. He breathes life into this obscure historical corner with vigorous detail.

It should be noted that the novel has a humongous body count. The descriptions in the final battle scenes are extraordinarily gruesome.
Mr_Mole
An outstanding novel written in colorful and painful hues depicting the awful way of life for most people in the late 1800's in the South. It is in the same mode as the television series "Hell on Wheels", where life at that time is presented in its real feel, not with starched western shirts and expensive hair-styles and dresses, but with overwhelming poverty and daily struggles that we can only imagine. Franklin helps us imagine with striking insight into what life must have been like back then. People are murdered by both "bad guys" and "good guys" without a second thought and without repentance. The law is simply whatever the strongest unit can produce. And yet, there is a sense of supernatural morality that lies over everything. A story of an old and drunken sheriff, two brothers, a midwife who has birthed much of the population,the fight by landowners and sharecroppers against oppression from those with money and power, racism and the overwhelming realization that life isn't fair. Not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter)is an author that I shall keep in my "watch list".
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