By James Lee Burke
From James Lee Burke, known as "America's most sensible novelist" through The Denver submit, comes a new e-short a couple of younger man's come across with the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow—a tale that turns into the 1st bankruptcy in Burke's upcoming novel Wayfaring Stranger.
Sixteen-year-old Weldon Holland has needed to develop up speedy as he attempts to aid his family members within the aftermath of the rural catastrophe of the dirt Bowl.
One evening, a carload of strangers appears to be like at the Hollands' estate, sporting the air of incipient threat beneath a veneer of pleasantries. Weldon unearths himself inexplicably interested in the gang of trespassing vagabonds—who, regardless of being camped out on a hidden riverbank in the course of nowhere, force the costliest car that Weldon has ever noticeable.
In the insufferable, rainless warmth of a dirt Bowl summer season, Weldon will locate himself combined up in an stumble upon with the notorious financial institution robbers Bonnie and Clyde—an come upon that alterations the process Weldon's life...and historical past itself.
Rich with legal and social historical past of the yank West and a tender boy's fight to develop into a guy, "A airborne dirt and dust Bowl story of Bonnie and Clyde" is simply the start of Weldon Holland's tale.
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