Short stories by Tom Franklin.
Listing 2 stories.
While looking for a place to bury her son, a poor white woman thinks back to when she had to bury her husband after he was murdered.
When a twenty-seven-year-old women shoots a couple of drug dealers to escape sexual assault, she turns to the forty-four-year-old deputy sheriff--who happens to be her dead mother's lover--for help. The deputy goes so far as to kill a man to cover the woman's tracks, allowing her to escape without notice.