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A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
  

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Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012.

CWA Judges' comment: “An evocative, absorbing slice of Americana, this well-constructed Southern-gothic tale has dark touches of Faulkner, and highlights the dangers of all-powerful religious belief and fervour.”

Wiley Cash said "As an American writer, it's a shock and a real honor to win an award in a genre with such a proud British tradition."

If you like Wiley Cash you might also like to read books by Ann Patchett, Alice Hoffman and Leif Enger.

Synopsis

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

We never should've gone up there ...' One Sunday, nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. The unimaginable violence that follows must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. A Land More Kind Than Home is a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of religion and family to protect a child. It is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.


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About the Author

Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. Find out more at www.wileycash.com

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Book Info

Publication date

29th March 2012

Author

Wiley Cash

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Author's Website

www.wileycash.com/
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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery


ISBN

9780857520807

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