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Hangtown

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Hangtown

Authors & Illustrator

Author:

Michael
Bailey

Illustrator:

Mar
Garcia

Voice Over Artist:

First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > Historical - Western

Description

Returning to his hometown, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated and Bram Stoker Award(R)-winning writer and editor Michael Bailey fills in the missing pieces of a town’s dark past in this homage to Charles Portis’ True Grit and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. Based on a true story, Hangtown is a historical western about the hangings in a placer mining town that once went by that moniker, one of the first established diggings during the chaos of the Gold Rush. Set in 1848 to 1850, the unlawful were punished and hanged swiftly for crimes of theft and violence, haunting forever what is now Placerville, California.