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Finished this book and opened back to the beginning to reread. Michael Farris Smith has blown me away again with his powerful words and depiction of a small town in the South. The pain caused by childhood memories were almost as deep as the town itself in Kudzu. Please get a copy so we can talk about this— Sue
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About the Author
Michael Farris Smith is the author of The Fighter, Desperation Road, Rivers, and The Hands of Strangers. His novels have appeared on Best of the Year lists with Esquire, Southern Living, Book Riot, and numerous others, and have been named Indie Next List, Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Best of the Month selections. He has been a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, the Gold Dagger Award in the UK, and the Grand Prix des Lectrices in France, and his essays have appeared with the New York Times, Bitter Southerner, Writer's Bone, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.
"Unsettling, heartbreaking, and frequently astonishing, this Southern gothic never runs out of revelations...Such is the power of Smith's pitch-black poetic vision that the deeper you get into the book, the more entwined you are by its creeping effects...A gleaming, dark masterpiece by one of Southern fiction's leading voices."—Kirkus, starred review
"As in the best noir, a soul-strangling inevitability hangs over Red Bluff, yet somehow Smith gives his doomed characters a dignity in the face of forces well beyond their control"—Booklist, starred review
"In Smith's haunting, engrossing latest (after The Fighter), strangers awaken an evil force lurking in a small Southern town...Smith's meditation on the darkness of the human heart offers a moving update to the Southern gothic tradition."—Publishers Weekly
"Startling, brutal and eerie...Blackwood places Smith firmly among the masters of Southern gothic literature."—G. Robert Frazier, BookPage
"Blackwood feels like tumbling into a mirage. Smith's writing levels up with each book he writes"—Parnassus Books
"Michael Farris Smith has blown me away again with his powerful words and depiction of a small town in the South"—Page 158 Books
"Michael Farris Smith is writing with one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in current fiction"—Square Books
"A disturbing, tense, breathtaking novel by the masterful storyteller, Michael Farris Smith"
—The Country Bookshop