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.
"Blackwood is a solid page turner, written in smooth prose"—Associated Press
"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
"A disturbing, tense, breathtaking novel by the masterful storyteller, Michael Farris Smith"
—The Country Bookshop