The State of Things
10:00 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Book cover, ''Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter''
Book cover, ''Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter''

Author Tom Franklin made his name with a collection of short stories called “Poaches.” His latest novel is a murder mystery that mines his Southern boyhood for material. Not only does “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” (Harper Perennial/2011) keep the reader enraptured with its well-paced crime story, it also explores truths about race relations and friendship in the modern, rural South.

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