Smonk or Widow Town

Smonk or Widow Town

Being the Scabrous Adventures of E.O. Smonk & of the Whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, Early in the Last Century

eBook - 2006
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It's 1911 and the secluded southwestern Alabama town of Old Texas has been besieged by a scabrous and malevolent character called E.O. Smonk. Syphilitic, consumptive, gouty and goitered, Smonk is also an expert with explosives and knives. He abhors horses, goats and the Irish. Every Saturday night for a year he's been riding his mule into Old Texas, destroying property, killing livestock, seducing women, cheating and beating men--all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over and under rifle. At last the desperate citizens of the town, themselves harboring a terrible secret, put Smonk on trial, with disastrous and shocking results. Smonk is also the story of Evavangeline, a fifteen-year-old prostitute quick to pull a trigger or cork.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061237782
0061237787
9780061255274
0061255270
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Widow town
Smonk : a novel

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Jordan63
Feb 18, 2012

These are not quirky characters that you learn to love. These are characters harshly drawn and without redeeming value.

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scottekarate
Jun 20, 2011

If you haven't read anything of Franklins, do yourself a favor and pick one up. I love the style, it reminds me of a very morbid Cormac Mccarthy. These books have a nasty sense of humor and a real soul to them. Toms stuff is good!

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Jordan63 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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