Swamp Water by Vereen Bell Jr.
A Novel (Brown Thrasher Books)

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Swamp Water, the first novel by a young native of south Georgia, was an immediate critical and financial success. The setting is the mysterious Okefenokee in southern Georgia―"the Swamp that pulled a man down and never let him go." Movie versions were made in 1941 (by Jean Renoir) and in 1951.

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Vereen Bell, Jr. has written an engaging foreword to this new edition, relating the deep significance of the novel to his father's life and to his own. Vereen Bell, Sr., was killed in action in World War II in 1944.
Published March 1, 1981 by Univ of Georgia Pr. 282 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Story of ""Florida crackers"" on the upper Suwannee River, a story of men and women who make their own laws, of a justified killing and a manhunt.

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