Smonk or Widow Town
Being the Scabrous Adventures of E.O. Smonk & of the Whore Evavangeline in Clarke County, Alabama, Early in the Last CenturyeBook - 2006
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.