The Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart: A Novel by Glenn TaylorThe Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart: A Novel by Glenn Taylor

The Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart: A Novel

byGlenn Taylor

Paperback | June 16, 2009

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Meet Trenchmouth Taggart, a man born and orphaned in 1903, a man nicknamed for his lifelong oral affliction. His boyhood is shaped by the Widow Dorsett, a strong mountain woman who teaches him to hunt and to survive the taunts of others. In the hills of southern West Virginia, a boy grows up fast. Trenchmouth sips moonshine, handles snakes, pleases women, and masters the rifle—a skill that lands him in the middle of the West Virginia coal wars. A teenaged union sniper, Trenchmouth is exiled to the back-woods of Appalachia's foothills, where he spends his years running from the past. But trouble will sniff a man down, and an outlaw will eventually run home. Here Trenchmouth Taggart's story, like the best ballads, etches its mark deep upon the memory.

Glenn Taylor was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. His first novel,The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Taylor lives in Chicago with his wife and three sons.
Title:The Ballad Of Trenchmouth Taggart: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061922978

ISBN - 13:9780061922978


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read One of the best I have read in a good while, about hill folk. I thought the story carried me, along rather like a stream (flowed well). I finished it wishing I ould xit down and chat with AC, just read it will ya?
Date published: 2015-05-03

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