The book tells the story of Rut (William Rutledge Elliot IV), an almost born-again Baptist lying low on a remote island, skippering a seepy old freight barge and growing high-quality marijuana for a discerning clientele. While his chosen occupations are perilous, his life is peaceful and predictable until he discovers a strange track in an abandoned rice field, that of an animal officially “extinct” for over a century. Ridiculed and rebuffed by Department of Natural Resources biologists and wardens, Rut seeks the truth. But instead of setting him free, as the Good Book says, the truth sends him to jail. Butbthere are compensations: good whiskey, good smoke, and an unlikely romance with the lovely Charlotte Callahan, one of the state’s first female game wardens.
Washed in the Blood is a wild and muddy romp through the South Carolina Lowcountry, a compelling tale and an unforgettable read. The book is available in hardcover for $24.95 in area bookstores and online at www.EveningPostBooks.com.
Roger Pinckney is the author of fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Reefer Moon and Blow the Man Down, also from Evening Post Books. He lives and works on Daufuskie Island.
Cooper River Bridge Run Kids Run & Family Festival Rescheduled Due to Impending Weather
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