Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Themes & Motifs

Tom Franklin
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Layers to the Truth

There are two primary plot lines at work in this narrative: the mystery plot (i.e. what happened to Larry, Tina Rutherford, and Cindy Walker), and the friendship plot (i.e. what happened to the childhood friendship between Larry and Silas in the past, and what’s going to happen between them now). There are aspects of mystery and suspense in the second plot, and there is unarguable interaction and/or interrelationship between the two in terms of action and events and information. The two plots are thematically linked as well: specifically, by the idea / concept that there are layers to the truth. Both plots, ultimately, are about the peeling away of those layers to find the core truth beneath. In the case of the mystery plot, the core truth is eventually revealed to be that the present-day crimes portrayed in the book...

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