By Luther Knight

it's the segregated, prejudiced South of the Fifties. not anything worthy pointing out has ever occurred within the sleepy little agricultural group of Clarendon, Arkansas. Then Rat Cooley discovers a useless physique in Cache River early one morning, and with that discovery the city erupts in a timorous sequence of occasions that eternally adjustments its slow-paced existence.

A younger black guy is killed whilst he's found having an affair with the teenage daughter of a popular white relations. attempting to resolve the crime, neighborhood police leader Arch Craft unearths himself in a whirlwind of cover-ups, political graft, racial unrest, suicides and kidnappings that threaten to rip town apart.

Cache River is ready the breakdown of family members and the deterioration of younger belief and friendships. the tale describes the arrival of age in the course of an intensive, altering period within the South.

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