September 15, 2013

The Tilted World

cover image of The Tilted World
Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly

Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, 2010) and his poet-wife Fennelly join together for this moving fictional exploration of the Great Flood of 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, federal revenue agents Ted Ingersoll and Ham Johnson arrive in the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, Mississippi. They're investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger. Their search leads them to violent moonshiner Jesse Holliver and his grieving wife Dixie, whom Ted immediately falls for. An extraordinary tale of murder, moonshine and a man and a woman who find unexpected love.