The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores
by Corey Mesler
Published: 01 Mar 2010
THE BALLAD OF THE TWO TOM MORES is set in the fictional Queneau, Arkansas. Restaurant reviewer Tom More is living the good life, small town style. He is a cad, a rural Romeo. But his sense of self is abruptly shaken when another man with the same name moves into town. Meanwhile, as the inhabitants of this countrified Peyton Place are lustily carrying on, there is another darker energy at work. Somebody is bumping off the male inhabitants of Queneau. Someone, it would seem, is on a self-appointed mission of extermination. THE BALLAD OF THE TWO TOM MORES is dark comedy at its most outrageous--imagine a three-way between Carson McCullers, Henry Miller and Peter DeVries. Cover image is by celebrated photographer William Eggleston.