The Bottoms (novel)

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The Bottoms
The Bottoms.jpg
Author Joe R. Lansdale
Cover artist Alan M. Clark
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Subterranean Press, Mysterious Press
Publication date
1 May 2000
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 332
ISBN 1-892284-60-X
Preceded by Blood Dance (2000)
Followed by A Fine Dark Line (2002)

The Bottoms is an Edgar Award[1][2][3] winning suspense novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

Plot summary[edit]

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[edit]

Editions[edit]

This book was published as lettered edition and a limited edition by Subterranean Press[7] 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.[8] As of August 2012, all hardcover editions are out of print.

Film adaptation[edit]

This book is currently being co-produced for a film by Joe R. Lansdale, Bill Paxton,[9] and Brad Wyman.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgar Awards throughout time". Mystery Writers of America. Retrieved 5 September 2012.  Note: the link is to a database, a query must be entered to find this specific work.
  2. ^ a b Perskie, Jana L. "The Bottoms". Mostly Fiction Book Reviews. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Ketchersid, Larry (17 April 2012). "REVIEW: Edge of Dark Water". SF Signal. Retrieved 5 September 2012. "The Bottoms, Joe Lansdale’s Edgar Award winning novel from 2000, is one of my favorite stories" 
  4. ^ "Holiday Books 2000". New York Times Book Review. December 3, 2000. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.librarything.com/bookaward/Herodotus+Award
  6. ^ a b http://www.crimewritersna.org/hammett/past.htm retrieved 8/1/13
  7. ^ "The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale". Subterranean Press web site. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Bottoms". Random House web site. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.oprah.com/book/The-Bottoms-by-Joe-R-Lansdale Bill Paxton on Oprah Winfrey, retrieved 7/31/13
  10. ^ The Bottoms Film Adaptation. "The Bottoms Film". Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Lansdale, Joe R. "The Bottoms Film Adaptation". Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

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