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Ex Library-in the case
Read by Will Collyer
10 hours 30 minutes
unabridged

A tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale.

Jack Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas -- orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula.

Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncles farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jacks grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister has any chance of surviving. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue whos come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jacks extended family to boot).

In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place where oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. And Jack will soon find out that blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts 'True Grit' and 'Stand by Me' -- the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm -- or Mark Twain (New York Times Book Review). Please click here to ask a question
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