Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him-a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime. "e;Sharecropper Hell"e; was written and originally released as "e;Cropper's Cabin"e; by gritty crime novelist Jim Thompson, who often spun his tales from the first-person perspective of the criminal. Stephen King has called Jim Thompson "e;my favorite crime novelist-often imitated but neverduplicated."e;Chalk Line Books presents "e;Sharecropper Hell"e; unedited, uncensored, and unexpurgated as it was meant to be read. The Chalk Line Books version of "e;Sharecropper Hell"e; also features the evocative illustrations of artist Martha Kelly.