Gideon Banks is a sculptor of modest success who has finally realized that he is incapable of repairing his broken marriage. Now frantically on the run from the law after an attempted murder, Gid is joined by Merit — his adopted, introverted son — and John Frederick, a seventy-year-old turnip-grower. What follows is a moving journey through rural Alabama that lays bare the poverty and isolation of the landscape, and forces the three men to confront their own personal struggles.
J. Wes Yoder grew up in Franklin, Tennessee. After graduating from Auburn University, he worked at several newspapers, including The Anniston Star. Currently living in New York, he frequently travels to Mexico and throughout the South. Carry My Bones is his first novel.
“…wonderful debut…an unforgettable journey…Like the best southern writers, [Yoder] knows the tough truths of disappointment and hope, love and regret.”
Publication Date: May 29, 2006
trim size: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.7