by Samuel Snoek-Brown
“What we do we do to survive and they ain’t no sin in that. But lust? Whoo girl, you got to look out for that they lust. Worst sin they is. Sinners what lusted after the flesh in this world, they turn to animals in the next. Crawl around on all fours rutting like dogs and the brimstone burning off they knees, the skin of they palms. Some say the rougarous is lusters coughed up from Hell to walk the earth.”
As the Civil War winds violently down, fears of the South’s uncertain future fuse with its unraveling traditions. Against the backdrop of this post-apocalyptic landscape, so littered with corpses and mythology and desperation, two women, stranded and alone in the Louisiana bayou, fight to survive.
“Samuel Snoek-Brown writes the kind of prose I like best—muscular but spare, lovely but harsh. This is a novel to read, a writer to watch. Highly, highly recommended.”
– Tom Franklin, NYT bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Learn more about Samuel Snoek-Brown on his website, www.SnoekBrown.com.