Title Profile & Character Information

The Bottoms

Annotation
"Today, the Sabine River runs as before, yet the bottoms have been drained. Long gone are the alligators, and the few birds that take to the air cast tiny shadows over concrete surfaces." "But way back then, during the thick of the Great Depression that squeezed Deep East Texas in its impoverishing grip, a boy could hear the crickets and the frogs in the star-studded southern night. And in this primordial time a killer stalked the land." "When young Harry Crane discovers the black woman's body, mutilated and bound to a tree with barbed wire, he unwittingly unleashes a storm of uncontrolled fear, thinly buried racial animosities, and fearsomely escalating violence. Jacob Crane, Harry's father and the town constable, struggles valiantly to see that proper justice gets done."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2001  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)

Characters
NameCollins, Jacob
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsSheriff
 Sheriff
TraitsMarried
Father
Married
Father

NameCollins, Harry
GendersMale
 Male

NameCollins, Tom (Thomasina)
GendersFemale
 Female

GenreHistorical
Mystery
    --Detective, Professional
    --Detective, Professional
Southern fiction
Suspense
Fiction
TopicsSerial killings
Racism
Hate crimes
Hangings
Ku Klux Klan
Serial killings
Racism
Hate crimes
Hangings
Ku Klux Klan
SettingEast Texas
East Texas
Small town
Small town