Sharecropper Hell

Sharecropper Hell

by Jim Thompson


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Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him - a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime. "Sharecropper Hell" was written and originally released as "Cropper's Cabin" by gritty crime novelist Jim Thompson, who often spun his tales from the first-person perspective of the criminal. Stephen King has called Jim Thompson "my favorite crime novelist-often imitated but never duplicated."

Chalk Line Books presents "Sharecropper Hell" unedited, uncensored, and unexpurgated as it was meant to be read. The Chalk Line Books version of "Sharecropper Hell" also features the evocative illustrations of artist Martha Kelly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942531012
Publisher: The Devault-Graves Agency
Publication date: 12/10/2014
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Noted for his hardboiled crime novels, Oklahoma native Jim Thompson (1906-1977) began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective at age 14. Thompson eventually wrote 29 novels and co-wrote two screenplays. Several of his novels were adapted into films, resulting in the classic noir The Killer Inside Me, After Dark My Sweet, and The Grifters.

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