Parnassus Book Club - Desperation Road with special guest Michael Farris Smith

at in store on 02/21/2018, 06:30 pm
 
"Nashville", TN
 
"953.2243"
 
"http://www.parnassusbooks.net"
Parnassus Book Club - Desperation Road with special guest Michael Farris Smith Please join moderator Kathy Schultenover and author Michael Farris Simth for a discussion of his book, Desperation Road. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion. In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land. Event date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

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