By Charles Williams
Her husband in penitentiary, a determined younger girl takes safe haven between sharecroppers.
Once, Cass Neely’s farm stretched around the whole valley, yet many years of undesirable judgements and rotten good fortune have compelled him to unload approximately each inch. He and his son farm the meager is still of a once-great estate, residing in a grim downward spiral—until Cass’s daughter-in-law, pleasure, strikes in. She’s by way of a ways the main attractive factor this county has ever noticeable, yet she’s flat broke for the reason that her husband, Sewell, was once positioned away for armed theft. She’s additionally prickly, lazy, and vain—traits that don’t take a seat good with hardscrabble living—and it isn’t lengthy prior to she starts off to get a violent case of cabin fever. because the rains undergo down and the river starts off to threaten the cotton, Sewell escapes from police custody and heads for domestic. Come hell or excessive water, the Neely relatives will stick jointly, whether it ability disaster.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years earlier than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide conflict II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to surrender his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.
Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released through pulp homes, his paintings received nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed via mythical manhattan instances critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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