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The Bottoms

Lansdale, Joe R.

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ISBN 10: 0575068396 / ISBN 13: 9780575068391
Published by Victor Gollancz, London, 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing. An "AS NEW" unread copy. Mint - no defects. Edgar Award Winning Book. DJ has Mylar protected cover. Bookseller Invt. #C00060389B. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000389

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Title: The Bottoms

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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First UK Printing. A Near Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Mild tanning to the book's page margins. Edgar Award Winner.

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Joe Lansdale, author of several horror novels, Westerns, and some outrageous thrillers, is something of a cult writer. The Bottoms, which may be the breakout book that moves Lansdale beyond the genre category, is a resonant and moving novel. Though there is a mystery at its core, it is at heart a coming-of-age story, with a more literary bent than Lansdale usually demonstrates.

Harry, an elderly man, tells the story of a series of events that occurred in his 11th year, when the mutilated, murdered bodies of Negro prostitutes began turning up in the county where his father was the local constable. Harry and Tom, his younger sister, find the first one. Only their father, Jacob Crane, seems to care about finding justice for the victims, who are dismissed out of hand as unimportant by the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan, which warns Jacob off any further investigations. Harry and Tom think they know who's responsible: the Goat Man, a creature who's said to lurk beneath the swinging bridge that crosses the Sabine River, where the first body was found. In fact, the Goat Man has something to do with the murders, and the secret of who he is and what he really did is the key to the unsolved slayings. But that takes second place to the artfully explicated character of Jacob and Harry's changing relationship with him in the course of the loss of his boyish innocence. This is a masterfully told story and a very good read. --Jane Adams

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