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THE CATFISH TANGLE has been published in 1951.

A Deputy Sheriff from a little Louisiana town, while fishing in the bayou, meets a young woman who hides with her husband in a cabin near the lake. Both fall madly in love and soon the husband, an escaped convict, is killed by Jack. Both lovers hope to catch a flight to California but, first, Jack will have to come back into the bayous in order to remove an important clue. For two days, Jack wanders through the swamps with his former colleagues behind him, trying to kill him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   being chased through wilderness The crook is....    -   on the run from the law Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   swimming on Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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