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  • Author: Steve Rasnic TEM
  • Publisher: Solaris
  • Published: 2014
  • Description: Softback, Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-13: 9781781081969
  • Ref: 12517
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A First UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Unread but showing some slight signs of storage wear to the extremities of the covers.

SYNOPSIS:  “A dark Southern Gothic vision of ghosts, witchcraft, secret powers, snake-handling, kudzu, Melungeons, and the Great Depression.

Michael Gibson has returned to the quiet home of his forebears and now takes care of his grandmother Sadie – old and sickly, but with an important story to tell about growing up poor and Melungeon (a mixed race group of mysterious origins) in the 1930s, while bedeviled by snake-handling uncle and empathic powers she barely understands.

In a field not far from the Gibson family home lies an iron-bound crate within a small shack buried four feet deep under Kudzu vine.  Michael somehow understands that hidden inside that crate if potentially how own death, his grandmother’s death, and perhaps the deaths of everyone in the valley if he does no come to understand her story well enough.”