Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rough South, Rural SouthRegion and Class in Recent Southern Literature$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496802330

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 23 October 2017

“Recover the Paths”: Salvage in Tom Franklin’s Fiction

“Recover the Paths”: Salvage in Tom Franklin’s Fiction

Chapter:
(p.84) “Recover the Paths”: Salvage in Tom Franklin’s Fiction
Source:
Rough South, Rural South
Author(s):

Joan Wylie Hall

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0009

This chapter discusses Tom Franklin's fiction. Franklin was born in Dickinson, Alabama, in 1963. Growing up, he watched horror films, created stories for toy action figures, and wrote and illustrated his own comic books. His family, devout Pentecostals, demonstrated its faith through healings and speaking in tongues. When Franklin was eighteen, his family moved to Mobile, where he attended the University of South Alabama, earning a BA in English. In 1998 he earned an MFA at the University of Arkansas, where he met and married poet Beth Ann Fennelly. His first book, Poachers, appeared the next year, and he has since published three novels: Hell at the Breech (2003), Smonk (2006), and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2010). In late 2013 Franklin published The Tilted World, a novel co-written with Fennelly. Poachers is set in a contemporary South whose landscapes have long been under assault. “Grit,” the first story, displays many conventions of Rough South literature.

Keywords:   fiction, Tom Franklin, Alabama, Beth Ann Fennelly, Poachers, Smonk, Crooked Letter, The Tilted World, Rough South

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.