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"William Gay's Twilight is one of the most emotionally devastating and frightening books I have ever read. William Gay will not hold your hand, he will not protect you, and he will not care if you make it through in one piece. A pair of teenage siblings discover that the local undertaker is not doing his job and they seek revenge, but the undertaker hires a psychopathic hitman to keep his horrific secrets. One of the greatest Southern Gothic writers this side of Cormac McCarthy, Gay's dark and beautiful prose creates a terrifying, grotesque,and brutal world where everything that should be sacred is little more than a target. Godspeed and good luck, friend."

Robbie M.

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Author William Gay
Publisher Dzanc Books
Publication Date 2015-12-15
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Robbie M.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781938103230

Suspecting that something is amiss with their father’s burial, teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery: their father, a whiskey bootlegger, was not actually buried in the casket they bought for him. Worse, they learn that the undertaker, Fenton Breece, has been grotesquely manipulating the dead. Armed with incriminating photographs, Tyler becomes obsessed with bringing the perverse undertaker to justice. But first he must outrun Granville Sutter, a local strongman and convicted murderer hired by Fenton to destroy the evidence. What follows is an adventure through the Harrikin, an eerie backwoods filled with tangled roads, rusted machinery, and eccentric squatters?old men, witches, and families among them?who both shield and imperil Tyler as he runs for safety. With his poetic, haunting prose, William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairytale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil.

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