By Daniel Woodrell
"My mind's eye is usually skulking approximately in a unsuitable place." And now Doyle Redmond, thirty-five-year-old nowhere author, has crossed the road among mind's eye and genuine dwell hassle. at the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he is operating a relatives errand again in his boyhood domestic of West desk, Missouri--the middle of the red-dirt Ozarks. The legislations desires his massive brother, Smoke, on a legal warrant, and Doyle's presupposed to speak him into giving up. yet Smoke is hunkered down within the hills along with his associate, giant Annie, and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Niagra, making different plans: they are approximately to reap a ecocnomic patch of homegrown marijuana.
Doyle takes only one examine Niagra's flattering purple boots earlier than becoming a member of his brother's scheme. in fact it capability facing the legislations and perhaps worse--the Dollys. A mythical extended family of mostly felony persuasion, the Dollys were feuding with the Redmonds for generations. Now they need a section of Smoke's funds crop, whether it capacity killing to get it. Doyle is quick understanding that sure, you could continually positioned the rustic again within the boy...but occasionally that isn't shrewdpermanent.