This is a short book written by Daniel Woodrell, someone I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I learned of Woodrell because of the movie Winter’s Bone a great southern noir staring Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes(I will re watch this and review it at a later time). I really enjoyed this gritty real looking movie and was very interested in reading the book(still am). I picked this book up on my Nook because it was on sale for $2.99. Though this is a short book it was really dense with great language. The story was good, flashing to different times in the characters lives, made for a puzzle that all came together in the end. This is one of those books that may be even better on a second read so you can pick up on all the little clues through out. I hope to check out more of Woodrell’s books, especially Winter’s Bone, Tomato Red and the Bayou Trilogy.