Cockfighter

Cockfighter

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by Charles Willeford
     
 

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The sport is cockfighting, and Frank Mansfield is the Cockfighter—a silent and fiercely contrary man whose obsession with winning will cost him almost everything. In this haunting, ribald, and percussively violent work, the author of the Hoke Mosely detective novels yields a floodlit vision of the cockpits and criminal underbelly of the rural South.

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The sport is cockfighting, and Frank Mansfield is the Cockfighter—a silent and fiercely contrary man whose obsession with winning will cost him almost everything. In this haunting, ribald, and percussively violent work, the author of the Hoke Mosely detective novels yields a floodlit vision of the cockpits and criminal underbelly of the rural South.

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ISBN-13:
9780380001200
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1974

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Cockfighter 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written with a tight story line. The subject matter, cockfighting is a little rough, but the story is fast moving and authoritative on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an unauthorized publication of COCKFIGHTER!  Please do not patronize this book pirate!  Many tnanks.     JET Literary Associates, Inc. Authorized representative of the Estate of Charles Willeford.
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Jon Bard More than 1 year ago
crisply written and well researched tale of cockfighters in the south. fans of jim thompson will enjoy willeford's spare style.