The Bottom Rail

The Bottom Rail

by Susan Lindsley


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The Bottom Rail by Susan Lindsley

Seeking a future, the Carter families move from their bootlegging home in the mountains to middle Georgia. By 1946,they expand their enterprises to include murder, bootlegging, cattle rustling, election fraud, and interracial affairs.

Revenge for attempted rape is best served up by two women:
"-they'll git in his hay. Atter they git paid, you and me, we'll git him back. We'll light a Lucifer to his hay barn. That'll learn him."

Filled with loneliness and hunger for love, Penny, at fourteen, uses her sexuality to satiate the hungers and generates problems for herself and her family. The men reach for the top rail, unmindful of what or whom they step on-neighbors, benefactors or strangers.

THE BOTTOM RAIL's characters are as decadent as Faulkner's Snopes family and as driven as Flannery O'Connor's.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985925543
Publisher: IncrediBoy Productions
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Susan Lindsley was reared on an ante-bellum plantation. Her rural life was influenced by scientists and writers such as her neighbor Flannery O’Connor and her aunt, Sue Myrick. Myrick was Margaret Mitchell's best friend and technical consultant for southern authenticity for the making of the movie Gone With The Wind. Susan's work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. She has several published non-fiction books, including a biography of her famous aunt, and a collection of Christmas poetry.

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