The thicket

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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"--
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A tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale. Jack Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas-orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula. Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister has any chance of surviving. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot). In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place where oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. And Jack will soon find out that blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Grit and Stand by Me.
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9780316188456
9781478980094
9780316242196
031618845
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, FICTION / Action & Adventure, FICTION / Crime, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Texas, East -- Fiction
title_display The thicket
title_full The Thicket, The thicket / Joe R. Lansdale, The thicket [electronic resource] / Joe R. Lansdale
title_short The thicket
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topic_facet Fiction, Kidnapping, Mystery, Mystery fiction, Orphans, Thriller