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River Girl

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Deputy, from the inevitable corrupt sheriff's department, meets a strange woman with a bad hairdo at the lake - and decides to leave his wife for her. Only one problem, her husband is a mysterious fugitive of some sort who makes his living selling catfish and fixing motors. But the girl is barefoot, you see, and that just breaks the poor deputy's heart so that he must do something for her! Perhaps I've oversimplified things a bit - suffice to say they are a bit murkier than that and there are some interesting other characters as well. In fact, the overblown, over-sentimentalized love story between the deputy and the wife is the weakest part of the story. Except for her intriguing hairdo, the wife isn't as interesting as the latest lady friend of the Deputy's boss, who supplies her with an apartment well furnished with guns as well as furniture. Just when we think Williams has become lost in Harlequin territory, he pulls out the stops for an ending that makes you glad you stuck around for the wild ride through Jim Thompson territory. ( )
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Charles Williamsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Curell Aguilà, MireiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fillion, JaneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seeberg, Axel S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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