Pop-1280 by Jim Thompson with a foreward by Daniel Woodrell
Paperback – Mulholland Books – Aug 2014 – 255 pages
Nick Corey is a terrible sherrif. He doesn’t solve problems, enfore rules, or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in Potts County actually wants to follow the law, and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women.
Still, Nick has some very complex situations to deal with. Two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation. His girlfriend, Rose, is being terrorized by her husband. And then there’s his wife and her brother Lennie, who won’t stop troubling NIck’s already stressed mind. Are they a little too close for a brother and sister?
With and election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast. Because the one thing Nick does know is that he will do anything to stay sheriff. And, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems.
In Pop-1280, Jim Thompson offers up one of his finest novels–a tale of lust, murder, and betrayl in the Deep South that became the basis of the critically acclaimed French film Coup de Torchon.