A Single Shot

A Single Shot

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After the loss of his family farm, John Moon is a desperate man. A master hunter, his ability to poach game in-season or out is the only thing that stands between him and the soup kitchen line. Until Moon trespasses on the wrong land, hears a rustle in the brush, and fires a single fateful shot.

Following the bloody trail, he comes upon a shocking scene: an illegal, deep woods campground filled with drugs, bundles of cash and the body of a dead young woman, killed by Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an ultimate dilemma, Moon has to make a choice: does he take the money and ignore his responsibility for the girl's death? Or confess?

But before he has a chance to decide, Moon finds himself on the run, pursued by those who think the money is theirs. Men who don't care about right and wrong and who want only one thing from John Moon: his body, face down in a ditch.

Matthew F. Jones' A Single Shot is a rare, visionary thriller reminiscent of the work of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Mulholland media tie-in ed
ISBN: 9780316286985
Branch Call Number: MOVIE TIE-IN
Characteristics: xi, 240, 14 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 22, 2018

A dark, violent, depressing narrative of rural life in late 20th Century America, with a even more gruesome ending.


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Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date April 25, 2013 (USA)

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