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The Thicket

Lansdale, Joe R. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a criminal who may believe wearing a dead man's clothes protects him from death. With bounty hunter Shorty, a charismatic and cunning dwarf, and Eustace, a gravedigging son of an ex-slave, the heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory. In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground, but blood and redemption rule supreme"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Title: The thicket
Publisher: New York, New York :, Mulholland Books, Little Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Joe R. Lansdale
Summary: "Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a criminal who may believe wearing a dead man's clothes protects him from death. With bounty hunter Shorty, a charismatic and cunning dwarf, and Eustace, a gravedigging son of an ex-slave, the heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory. In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground, but blood and redemption rule supreme"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 031618845X
9780316188456
Branch Call Number: FICTION LANSDALE 2013
Subject Headings: Mystery fiction gsafd Texas, East Fiction Kidnapping Fiction Orphans Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Mystery fiction
Kidnapping
Orphans
LCCN: 2013016949
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Shocked by the sudden death of their parents, Jack and Lula set out with their grandfather to be delivered to their aunt; when they are ambushed, their grandfather killed, and Lula abducted. Then it's up to Jack to assemble a posse and track Lula down, in True Grit fashion.


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Sep 08, 2014
  • chawki7 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kept me guessing. Loved the characters. Would be a great movie. Highly recommend.

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