A hole opens up in the Tennessee hills stinking of brimstone, and dark harbinger of a deeper mystery and evil in the blood-and-bone character of Dallas Hardin who might be the devil himself with only young Nathan Winer to stand against him, the very man who murdered his father.
William Gay was born and raised in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Equipped with literary skills and language craftsmanship gained only from reading and hours of writing thousands of longhand pages—no college, no writing classes—Gay rose to become, in the words of Stephen King, “…an American treasure laboring in obscurity in the hills of Tennessee.” Often compared to Cormac McCarthy, William Gay, while by no means a household name, through three novels, collections of short stories and essays, and two movies (so far) adapted from his work, is now counted among the great Southern writers he admired so much—Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Conner, and others. Willliam Gay passed away at his home in March 2012.
Publication Date: September 21, 2012
trim size: 6 x 9