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Smonk by Tom Franklin - Southern Literary Review
The first four chapters of Smonk surely rank among the most grotesque, savage and compelling fiction ever written. Using Alabama in the early 1900s as his setting, Tom Franklin has created two despicably fascinating characters, E.O. Smonk and Evavangeline, for whom violent and creative self-preservation are as natural as breathing. These two travel along separate …