Tom Freshour needs a vacation. It’s the dusty, hot summer of 1934, and he’d like to escape both the heat in western Arkansas and his cases at the county prosecutor’s office for the calm and solitude of a fishing trip. But his old Ford won’t start, and while it’s being repaired, an eccentric and enigmatic collector of Indian artifacts is brutally murdered.
Speer Morgan is the author of four novels and a collection of stories. His two most recent books are The Whipping Boy, a novel, and Conversations with American Novelists, a collection of interviews with contemporary authors. He is currently Editor of The Missouri Review.
“WINNER OF THE 1999 AMERICAN BOOK AWARD ”
Publication Date: October 1, 1998