A Feast of Snakes Study Guide

A Feast of Snakes

A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews

A Feast of Snakes is the story of Joe Lon Mackey, former Georgia high school football champion, now an illiterate peddler of liquor at his dead father's dilapidated store. Frustrated and pining after a high school flame recently returned to town, Joe Lon's breakdown is framed by the town's annual Rattlesnake Roundup, a debauched backwoods festival of snake eating, dog fighting, and incipient alcoholism. The story follows Joe Lon through a harrowing mental and emotional collapse.

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