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A Powell’s Top Five Staff Pick of 2017A Library Journal Top Fall Indie Fiction PickThe Nervous Breakdown Book Club Official Selection November 2017A Spinetingler Magazine Best Books of 2017A Barnes & Noble Recommended ReadA Chicago Review of Books Recommended ReadA Volume 1 Brooklyn Recommended ReadA Book Riot Recommended Read
Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father, legendary bluegrass musician Walker Bayne. A man who has made a lifetime of poor decisions, Jordan bounces between dive bars, accruing women and drinking himself to the brink of disaster.When he returns home to the Ozarks for his twin brother's wedding, Jordan uncovers a dark vein in the Bayne family history: going back to the end of the Civil War, every generation of Bayne men have been twins—and one twin has always murdered their father. As old tensions resurface and Jordan searches for a way to escape his family's legacy, a mysterious hill dweller and his grotesque partner stalk the brothers' every move, determined to see the curse through to its end. Praised by Donald Ray Pollock as "one of the best debuts of the year," Middleton establishes himself as a novelist in good company with Brian Panowich and Smith Henderson, yet in a category all his own.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Author: Jarret Middleton
Street Date: August 8, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-9824