Cockfighter

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Vintage Books, 1972 - Fiction - 222 pages
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The sport is cockfighting, and Frank Mansfield is the Cockfighter--a silent and fiercely contrary man whose obsession with winning will cost him almost everything.  In this haunting, ribald, and percussively violent work, the author of the Hoke Mosely detective novels yields a floodlit vision of the cockpits and criminal underbelly of the rural South.

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User Review  - ucla70 - LibraryThing

This is a great read and not just because I was raised around cockfighting. I've loaned the novel to several friends and they've ordered copies to keep. The plot is fast, interesting, the characters ... Read full review

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A compelling, fascinating and repellent Odyssey “..the only sport that can’t be fixed, perhaps the only fair contest in left in America” Frank Mansfield has an obsession to become Cocker of the Year ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
50
Section 3
54
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About the author (1972)

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead. He died in 1988.

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