In prose of almost biblical gravity, and with a deep knowledge of the ways in which history shapes human lives, and sometimes warps them beyond repair, Foote gives us an ambitious, troubling work of fiction that builds on the traditions of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor but that is resolutely unique.
©1954 Shelby Foote; (P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Exquisite narration....[Tom Parker] becomes the voices of the South and provides a strong accompaniment to Foote's fine prose." (AudioFile)
"Mr. Foote's writing is marvelously exact and positive. His attitude toward his people is respectful and human, as though he had thought about them a great deal and knew too much about them to take them for granted." (The New Yorker)
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