Daniel Woodrell: The Bayou Trilogy (USA 2011)
From the Publisher:
In the parish of St. Bruno, sex is easy, corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life. Rene Shade is an uncompromising detective swimming in a sea of filth.
As Shade takes on hit men, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his own checkered past, Woodrell's three seminal novels pit long-entrenched criminals against the hard line of the law, brother against brother, and two vastly different sons against a long-absent father.
THE BAYOU TRILOGY highlights the origins of a one-of-a-kind author, a writer who for over two decades has created an indelible representation of the shadows of the rural American experience and has steadily built a devoted following among crime fiction aficionados and esteemed literary critics alike.
Daniel Woodrell: The Bayou Trilogy. Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, The Ones You Do. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown, & Co., ISBN: 9780316133654 (April, 2011), 470 p., $16.99.