Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry was the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, black single mother. But then Larry took a girl to a... show more
In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry was the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, black single mother. But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed . . . and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared, forcing two men who once called each other "friend" to confront a past they've buried for decades.
Publish date: October 1st 2010
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
I listened to the audio of this one and it was very well done. This was all about the story, the relationships, the secrets. The characterizations throughout were spot on and I was totally immersed in the tale from start to finish.I enjoyed everything about this one. 4.5 Stars. Excellent. Highly Re...
Definitely sped through the last 60 or so pages! I was not ready for it to end. I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked the way that the story was told from the perspective of the two main characters. This book touched on some issues such as racism and inter racial relationships but it was not too heavy....
The secrets that you keep....will drag you under.In the later part of the 1970s, two boys.....Larry, who always has his nose in a horror novel and athletic Silas, thrown together by chance, form the fragile kind of friendship that outcasts find, a friendship made even more fragile by the weight of i...
Set in rural Mississippi, a land of magnolias, kudzu, and lob-lolly pines, this is a mystery novel with two narrators, "Scary Larry" Ott, who has had no friends for 25 years, and his former friend, Silas Jones. Larry Ott was a lonely boy in 1982, when his first date ended in disaster (the girl di...