RARA-AVIS: Kentucky Straight (was Brett Halliday recommendations)

From: Chris Martin ( cptpipes@hotmail.com)
Date: 06 Aug 2002

Miker said:
>Seeing as how Kentucky is just a short
>distance from me, I find that title particularly
>appealing. Many of those coal towns are solidly rooted
>in Appalachia, a typically poverty-stricken rural area.

Miker: If you're not familiar with Chris Offutt's fiction, I think you'd really like it. Kentucky is his primary subject. You'll never find his books in the Mystery section of your local store, but his stories are hardboiled and, man, can he write.

This brings to mind the earlier discussion of authors outside the crime fiction genre who write stories with HB and noir qualities. My favorites are Offutt, Larry Brown and Richard Price. I've read some Cormac McCarthy and I'm aware of Robert Stone. Anyone have any other suggestions along these lines? Thanks.


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