Carl Peterson teaches at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He is currently working on a new novel populated by card sharps, thieves, and entrepreneurial taxidermists set in the contemporary South.
From Under Every Spreading TreeBy Carl Peterson
Walter Burwell arrived in Holcombe in 1922 from New York State. This photograph is dated 1928, a year after the Holcombe Register nicknamed him The Raspberry Prince and two years before he disappeared from town under warrant for bootlegging.