I've been with Taylor since his first novel, something I can't say very often, and it's been a privilege to witness his climb as he just keeps getting better and better. Set in the North Carolina mountains in the 1950s, Rory is an amputee veteran of Korea, running whiskey down Howl Mountain and under the care of Granny May, who is a testament to struggle and survival herself. Full of moonshiners, violence, love, lust, dark secrets, car racing and fanatical religion, it creates the perfect batch (Get it? Like whiskey?) of southern fiction. Balancing beauty with grit, Taylor Brown has created a distinct and descriptive voice among Southern writers that is making him a star of the genre.— From Carl
About the Author
TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications, he is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. He is the author of Fallen Land (2016) and The River of Kings (2017); Gods of Howl Mountain is his third novel. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.