Jarret Middleton, Darkansas - Fiction!

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 7:00pm

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Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Jordan Bayne 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.

 “One of the best debuts of the year.” ―Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Heavenly Table

Jarret Middleton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1985. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in print and online. Darkansas is his first novel. He lives in Seattle.

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ISBN: 9781945814297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dzanc Books - August 8th, 2017