Bootlegging, deceit, friendship, betrayal and passionate love make the ingredients for a potent batch of Mississippi mayhem and moonshine in The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly. This is an exciting example of good historical fiction set during the devastating flooding of the Mississippi Delta in 1927.
Federal Revenue Agents Ingersall and Johnson stumble upon a botched robbery in the town of Hobnob, Mississippi while investigating a reported moonshine still in the vicinity. Among the aftermath of the robbery, they find a lone survivor--a baby boy.
The agents give custody of the baby to a nice lady named Dixie Clay Holliver, who also happens to be the very bootlegger they've been searching for! Is Dixie Clay a murderous criminal? Will the levee break and wipe the town of Hobnob off the face of the Earth, taking the poor orphan with it? Can love overcome law and fuel a batch of burning passion? Can The Tilted World be righted? Give this thrilling historical novel a read and travel back to a not so innocent time!
Dan K @ Washington Park