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By Jamie Kornegay

A darkly comedian debut novel through an self sustaining bookseller approximately an idealistic younger farmer who strikes his relations to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers monetary ruin—and turns into more and more paranoid he’s being framed for murder.
It all begun with an easy dream. An bold younger environmental scientist was hoping to set up a sustainable farm on a small patch of river-bottom land nestled one of the Mississippi hills. Jay Mize confident his spouse Sandy to maneuver their six-year-old son clear of city and to a wealthy and plush parcel the place Jacob may well run unfastened and Jay may pursue the dream of a brand new and revolutionary agriculture for the twenty-first century. He didn't recognize that inside a 12 months he’d be ruined, that flood and pestilence might invade his fledgling farm or that his spouse and son would go away him to choose up the items by means of himself.

When Jay Mize discovers a corpse on his estate, he's definite his undesirable good fortune has come to a head and he's being framed. have been Jay in his correct brain, he may have stated the physique to the police on the exact same second they have been trying to find a lacking vacationer from Ohio. He may need now not dragged the physique again to his farm lower than the canopy of evening and spent hours removing it. yet Jay Mize isn't really in his correct brain. His mounting paranoia is sped up by means of a hot-rod neighborhood deputy, nosing round with questions about the lacking vacationer and making darkish reviews approximately Jay’s estranged spouse Sandy. It’s adequate to make a decent guy a maniac…

Drawing on parts of vintage Southern noir, darkish comedy, and smooth disorder, Jamie Kornegay’s novel is ready the gravitational pull of 1 man’s apocalypse and the wish that perhaps, simply perhaps, he will be reeled in from the edge. Readers will “applaud the arriving of an exquisitely deranged new voice to American fiction” (Jonathan Miles, award-winning writer of wish no longer and costly American Airlines).

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He picked up the photograph of my father in my study, and it was all over. ” “Oh, God,” she said. ” “Everybody’s very impressed with him, especially his maturity,” Stone said. “I know, I know. He taught himself to read at three, and by four he was speaking like an adult, in complete paragraphs. ” “I haven’t seen a single sign of that,” Stone said. ” “I apologize; that was a lapse on my part. ” “Oh, good. ” “Yes, with Dino and Ben. ” “I’ll have Joan book it. ” “All right. ” She hung up. Stone gave Joan her instructions.

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