Let Harry Crews take you down to Mystic, Georgia, for the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, a dark mixture of booze, sex, football, and violent, in his ighth novel, A Feast of Snakes.
A former Boss Snake of the villag 's high school Rattlers, a mean football machine, could have played anywhere he wanted except for one thing.
" That 's another way they all put it in Mystic: Joe Lon Mackey is not a good student.
But they liked him anyway, even loved him, loved tall, blond, high school All-American Joe Lon Mackey whose exceptional quietness off the playing field everybody chose to call courtesy. "
Her ounger sister Hard Candy is head majorette at the high school and goes with thi new Boss Snake Willard Miller.
Though three years younger, Willard is Joe Lon 's best buddy.
This big money comes once a year when the Rattlesnake Roundup rolls around.Joe Lon bought ten acres of land, turning it into a trailer and campsite.
But his predatory sexual practices will exact rough justice when he accepts the wrong oman to mess with and pushes her over the limits of sanity.As the hunters and tourists gather for the roundup, Joe Lon sees his chance for a return to the glory days when Berenice comes home from the University of Georgia.
But one glance at her former Boss Snake is all it takes when Joe Lon orders her to assume a four point stance.
In thi fourt, Crews has Joe Lon Mackey seeking a nostalgic return to the hours of his past fame.
Joe Lon is a zombi.