Happy publication day to Hagridden by Samuel Snoek-Brown! I’m so happy about this, I told Columbus Press they could borrow my blog for a day to talk about it:
Straddling the line of historical and contemporary literary fiction, Hagridden is a haunting drama that unflinchingly approaches race, culture, apathy and humanity stripped to its core. It reveals what real people will do to endure, how some morph into unrecognizable beasts while others hollow into shells of their former selves.
The novel follows two women struggling to survive in the war-torn South as the Civil War tumbles to an end. In a storm-ravaged bayou, their efforts and sanity are further threatened by the intrusion of a revenge-bent Confederate officer and supposed sightings of the fabled rougarou, a fierce wolf-like creature of local lore.
Shaded in Southern Gothic and classical motifs yet written in a sharp contemporary style reminiscent of Tom Franklin, Charles Frazier and Cormac McCarthy, Hagridden presents a strangely beautiful world where humanity plays the contradictory roles of protagonist and antagonist.
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