Item description for Red River Fever by Rickey Pittman...
Life for residents in the Texoma region is quite peaceful until Clifton Ray, a good ole boy who lives along the Red River, becomes infected with a mythical fever which has plagued the Texas-Oklahoma valley periodically through its history. As the fever takes control, Clifton Ray's pranks escalate to violence and murder.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Booklocker.com, Inc.
ISBN 1931391661 ISBN13 9781931391665
Availability 0 units.
More About Rickey Pittman
Rickey E. Pittman, 1998 Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, is an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Thomas McGuire, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a Civil War re-enactor, a public speaker on issues and topics related to the War Between the States, and a musician who travels and performs original and Civil War period music. Pittman lives with his wife in Bastrop, Louisiana, where he teaches English at Bastrop High School and freshman composition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a proud father and grandfather.
Rickey Pittman currently resides in Monroe, in the state of Texas.
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The Redneck Byronic Anti-Hero Aug 10, 2006
In Red River Fever, we meet Clifton Ray, a redneck Byronic anti-hero of the Red River Valley. At the beginning of the novel, he is the quintessential small town bad boy - swilling whiskey, fighting in bars, playing pranks, and chasing loose women at the local honky-tonk. The mood and dialogue in the novel is so authentic that it makes us feel as if we were leaning on the bar, observing Clifton Ray and his buddies.
But the Red River Valley, located in the Texoma Region of the country, is anything but quaint. Legend has it that the Valley has been plagued for ages by a supernatural force called by the locals, Red River Fever, an uncontrollable madness that can take possession of a man and drive him to violence and even murder.
There are omens and prophesies of evil throughout the story given by Native Americans, Fundamentalist Christians, and even those closest to Clifton Ray, as they sense the fever building. Clifton Ray, as well as a few other residents of the valley, begin to behave more cruelly and violently. Clifton Ray seems to morally descend from being a prankster, to sadistic, to almost demonic, seemingly possessed by this mythical Red River Fever. The novel is a suspenseful read, as we quickly turn each page, wondering if there will be redemption or destruction for the darkly fascinating Clifton Ray.