What We Reckon by Eryk PruittWhat We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt

What We Reckon

byEryk Pruitt

Paperback | October 20, 2017

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NOMINATED FOR THE ANTHONY AWARDReminds me of a young Quentin Tarantino. Pruitt is one of our best Southern fiction writers." - Bookreporter Meet Jack Jordan. He's a smooth-talking con artist with a penchant for the fast life. He's snuck into Lufkin, Texas, in the dead of night with little more than a beat-up Honda, a hollowed-out King James Bible full of cocaine, and enough emotional baggage to sink a steam ship. He's charming, dedicated, and extremely paranoid. Summer Ashton, his partner-in-crime. She's stuck by him through thick and thin, but lately her mind has begun to slip. They've told their fair share of lies and she's having a devil of a time remembering what's the truth. And recently, she's been hearing voices. Unfortunately for both of them, she's the brains of the operation. Furthermore, they have begun to tire of one another. For these two career grifters, the sleepy East Texas countryside is but another pit stop on their rampage across the American South. Will it be their last? In WHAT WE RECKON, Eryk Pruitt explores themes of identity, loyalty, and purpose with psycho-delic, transgressive, chicken-fried twists that read like Trainspotting cut with a couple grams of Helter Skelter."
Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker. He wrote and produced the short film FOODIE which went on to win eight top awards at over sixteen film festivals. His short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Thuglit, Pulp Modern, and Zymbol, among others, and he was a finalist for the Derringer Award. He is the au...
Title:What We ReckonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 20, 2017Publisher:Polis BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943818649

ISBN - 13:9781943818648

Editorial Reviews

Hardboiled honey packed with razor blades and dynamite, strange and leanly written, and tossed into a tornado; WHAT WE RECKON is the insane love child of James Cain and Jim Thompson, a modern piece of folk lore covered in gasoline and set on fire. This baby rocks like a motel bed during a cheap honeymoon. You need it." - Joe R. Lansdale, author of HAP & LEONARD and HONKY TONK SAMURAI "Pruitt delivers an excellent addition to the gritty Southern noir genre. Readers of Hunter S. Thompson and David Joy will enjoy the psychedelic twists and turns as well as the rapid-fire dialog." - Library Journal (Starred Review) "Assured prose carries the reader along to the shattering and enigmatic ending." - Publishers Weekly "I'd tell you to remember the name Eryk Pruitt, but after you read WHAT WE RECKON, it'll be impossible to forget. This is Southern noir prepared just the way you like it: Boiled hard, gritty as hell, and aimed straight at your heart." - Rob Hart, author of THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE and NEW YORKED"