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A Fine Dark Line

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Language  English
Pages  412
Originally published  1 June 2002
Genre  Novel
Page count  412
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Country  United States
Publication date  1 June 2002
ISBN  1-931081-66-2
Author  Joe R. Lansdale
Preceded by  The Bottoms
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Media type  Print (Hardcover)(Trade Paperback)
Publishers  Subterranean Press, Mysterious Press
Similar  Works by Joe R Lansdale, Novels

A fine dark line by joe r lansdale book review

A Fine Dark Line is a 2002 novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale. The story is set in Dumont, Texas in 1958. This novel was issued as a limited edition by Subterranean Press and as a trade hardcover and a trade paperback by Mysterious Press. Both hardcover editions are now out of print. A trade paperback was published by Mysterious Press on October 1, 2003.


Plot summary

The story is told through the eyes of Stanley Mitchell, a thirteen-year-old boy, the younger of two children. The Mitchells are the owners and proprietors of the only drive-in theater in Dumont. Stanley discovers a tin box containing a collection of troubled love letters that ultimately lead him to a burned-out house, the mysterious deaths of two young women and various secrets that the Dumont leaders would prefer remain buried. Stanley's ally is Buster Smith, the projectionist at the drive-in theater, an elderly black man whose attempts to drown his demons in alcohol are doomed to failure, but who has a depth that only Stanley is aware of. In attempting to solve the mysteries of the deaths of the two women, Stanley exposes himself, his family and his friends, to danger.


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