"In 1917, in the sliver of borderland between Georgia and Alabama, three brothers--Can, Cob, and Chimney Jewett--undertake a last-ditch effort to break free of their poverty. They steal their landowner's horses, and soon enough are shooting and looting their way north, making a name for themselves as they go. Hundred of miles away in southern Ohio, the good-natured Fiddler family has been swindled out of land and fortune. To make matters worse, they're smack in the middle of the now notorious Jewett Gang's trajectory. As the two families collide, it turns out that their only chance at survival, and maybe even salvation, lies with one another. In the great Southern Gothic tradition, with a heavy dose of cinematic violence, Donald Ray Pollock pens a bloody outlaw tale in an era that somehow seems not so distant from today."--Back cover.