Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. qThis is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime.q --Otto Penzler, qPenzler Pick, 2001qThe black angel stood ten feet tall and stoodover amass grave of mostly teenagers whoa#39;d gone to a dancehall to dance years and ... aSo happy fuckina#39; birthday, a I said, ato you. ... aIf weget it picked upfast we could still make ourselves thatcake.
|Title||:||The Death of Sweet Mister|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2012-04-24|