The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant

Franklin County, VA gained its reputation as the wettest county in the US during and following Prohibition because of the almost incredible number of moonshiners it harbored. The Wettest County in the World is a novel based on the true story of the author’s family members as they set up stills, distribute their wares through complex, indirect mechanisms, and shoot, maim, and torture competitors who want a piece of the business. If you think you can look forward to a couple hundred pages of car chases and filthy living conditions, in addition to the aforementioned murders and torture sessions, this is the book for you.

Not for me.

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