The Trouble with Tramps: An Orrie Hitt Homage by Michael Hemmingson
Approx. 23,010 words.
Published on December 29, 2011 by
Jack Card is a hard-working nowhere man who dreams of a better life. Set in 1957 in a small American town, Jack juggles the favors of three women: Kay, his lush wife who cannot keep faithful; Lucy, his teenage hillbilly girlfriend who is now carrying his child in her belly; and Eve, the rich woman who promises him another life if he helps her murder the husband she hates.