I saw this novel on a list of books from 2010 to read and then saw it at the library. I'm so glad I did! How this book, "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," got its name is explained in the book:
M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I humpback, humpback, I.
- How southern children are taught to spell Mississippi
This is one of the best books I've read in a good long time. The dialogue alone is priceless! For instance, take the way Larry Ott's father teaches his son to thank his mother for supper:
This who dun it is literature and a good story, all wrapped up in one nice neat package. Franklin has written three other books. For sure I'll read them too.
Book Read: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Author: Tom Franklin