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Red Grass River: A Legend by James Carlos…

Red Grass River: A Legend

by James Carlos Blake

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Probablement le meilleur polar de mon année 2012.
Quelle claque ! Le côté historique et quasi-ethnologique des Everglades dans les années juste avant la prohibition, la violence, et malgré tout la sympathie qu'inspirent certains personnages, la fascination de l'auteur pour les grands "outlaws" genre Bonnie and Clyde...
Longtemps qu'un polar m'avait pas scotché comme ça.
Lu en VO mais en principe chez Rivages les traductions sont bonnes...

Probably my best read in 2012 for Detective stories.
I was blown away from the beginning : the historical and ethnological side in the early century Everglades, the violence and romance, the author's clear fascination for the Bonnie and Clyde type couple, wow... ( )
  DrScholl | Oct 24, 2013 |
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James Carlos Blake is a masterful chronicler of the restless, outcast, the lawless, and the lonelyheart. His previous novel, In the Rogue Blood, was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Now he has written a powerful and rousing historical saga of family loyalties, blood feuds, and betrayed friendships; of bank robberies and bootlegging; and of a passionate love as wild at heart as the Everglades. It is the story of sworn enemies: John Ashley, a criminal and folk hero, the brightest star in a family destined to become the most notorious in south Florida; and Bobby Baker, a lawman born of lawmen, a violent, hard-hearted man driven by the searing memory of past affronts and the enduring hatreds the engendered. Ashley and Maker will clash many times over many decades. And as the twentieth century encroaches on their world—and the wildlands give grudging way to the rising boomtown of Miami—a feral, sensual mating will place one man in gravest peril...while his adversary contrives a dark, personal vengeance that could leave countless lives—his own included—in ruin.

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A bank robber's life early this century. At 18, John Ashley, the son of a Florida bootlegger, kills a man in self-defense and has to flee, beginning a life of robberies, jail, romance and more jail.

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