When young Harry Collins finds the mutilated body of a black woman bound to a tree with barbed wire, he and his younger sister suspect the legendary Goat Man, who is said to lurk under the swinging bridge crossing Texas's Sabine River. The creature holds the key to a string of brutal murders--and... show more
When young Harry Collins finds the mutilated body of a black woman bound to a tree with barbed wire, he and his younger sister suspect the legendary Goat Man, who is said to lurk under the swinging bridge crossing Texas's Sabine River. The creature holds the key to a string of brutal murders--and a chilling truth. A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year".
Publish date: September 1st 2001
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Texas, 1930er-Jahre. Es ist die Zeit der großen Dürre und der Depression. Außerdem ist es die Zeit als der elfjährige Harry und seine kleine Schwester Tom die Leiche einer schwarzen Frau am Fluss finden. Damit öffnet sich für den Jungen die Welt der Erwachsenen, die aus drückenden Sommern, düsterem ...
From Casual Debris.Eleven year-old Harry Crane and his little sister Thomasina "Tom" stumble upon the mutilated corpse of a black woman along the Sabine River in East Texas, 1933. The boy's farmer father, Jacob Crane, acts as the community's lawman, and through the boy's perspective we are brought i...
Pretty solidly written mystery set in Depression-era East Texas river bottom country with all the troubling racial and social baggage that involves. Surprisingly I figured out whodunit (I'm usually clueless) and the denouement, especially where the character Tom was involved felt rushed, so 3 1/2 st...
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