Book cover - The Death of Sweet Mister - Author Daniel Woodrell & Dennis Lehane

The Death of Sweet Mister

Author Daniel Woodrell & Dennis Lehane

  • Release Date: 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Literary
Our score: 4
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From 37 Ratings

The Death of Sweet Mister Summary


The Death of Sweet Mister - Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him -- she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart.

"This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime."-Otto Penzler, Penzler Pick, 2001

The Death of Sweet Mister Review


  • Don't ever pre-order!

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    By DebW1976
    I pre-ordered this book, paid for it, and can't download it. Many others are having the same problem with pre-orders. I guess I should have bought the Kindle edition!

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