Country Dark

Country Dark

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Country Dark is a taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don't have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy,
Topical Term: Veterans
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2018
Edition: First Grove Press hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780802127792
0802127797
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 22 cm

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“Country Dark spans 1954 to 1971, opening with Tucker’s return home from the Korean War, where he had special training in killing other men, to rural Kentucky near the Ohio border, where he takes up a job as a driver in a bootlegging operation. Tucker is devoted to his rural home life and to his ... Read More »


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