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Country  United States
Publication date  1 May 2000
Pages  332
Author  Joe R. Lansdale
4.2/5 Goodreads

Cover artist  Alan M. Clark
Language  English
Media type  Print (Hardcover)
Originally published  19 September 2000
Page count  332
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Genres  Novel, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Speculative fiction, Historical Fiction
Publishers  Subterranean Press, Mysterious Press
Awards  Edgar Award for Best Novel
Similar  Works by Joe R Lansdale, Edgar Award for Best Novel winners, Novels

The Bottoms is an Edgar Award-winning suspense novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

Contents

Plot summary

This story takes place during the Great Depression in East Texas. Young Harry Crane discovers the mutilated body of a black woman that sets off a mystery involving rising violence and racism. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, the killing continues. Harry and his younger sister, Thomasina, fix their suspicions on a local horror legend, The Goat Man, who lives deep in the Big Thicket. Together they set out to solve the mystery of who the real killer is.

Awards

  • The 2000 Edgar Award for best novel.
  • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year (2000)
  • The 2000 Herodotus Award for The First US Historical Novel
  • A 2000 Dashiell Hammett Award for "Best Novel" (nominated)
  • The 2001 Mystery Readers International's Macavity Awards for best mystery novel. (nominated)
  • Editions

    This book was published as lettered edition and a limited edition by Subterranean Press and as a trade hardcover by Mysterious Press. It was re-issued as a trade paperback by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Publications on 7 December 2010. As of August 2012, all hardcover editions are out of print.

    Film adaptation

    This book is currently being co-produced for a film by Joe R. Lansdale, Bill Paxton, and Brad Wyman.

    References

    The Bottoms (novel) Wikipedia


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