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Pure Spirits
Jason Headley
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We're all good at something.
Even if we don't want to be.

Vance and Bessie run moonshine. A young couple trying to stay on the right side of the Depression by being on the wrong side of the law.
Harlan is a federal revenuer. A rigid man with a special passion for enforcing the laws of Prohibition.

As Vance, Bessie, and Harlan’s professional choices close in around them, their
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John Luiz
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely terrific novel. Set in a small West Virginia town during the years of Prohibition, it's about a married couple who are bootleggers, bringing in moonshine or "likker" as they call it from Kentucky when the Great Depression left them with few other choices for how to make a living. The story is told with chapters alternating between the perspective of Bessie, the wife, and Harlan, the government official or "revenuer" who is charged with breaking up sills and bringing bootleg ...more
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite good - entertaining, funny and sad.
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