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By Wiley Cash

A gorgeous debut comparable to the liked novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land extra style Than Home is a captivating literary mystery in regards to the bond among brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina city

For a curious boy like Jess corridor, growing to be up in Marshall capability difficulty while your mom catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is drastically protecting of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom every body calls Stump. notwithstanding their mom has warned them to not snoop, Stump can' t support sneaking a glance at anything he' s now not intended to--an act that would have catastrophic repercussions, shattering either his global and Jess' s. It' s a wrenching occasion that thrusts Jess into an maturity for which he' s no longer ready. whereas there's a lot concerning the international that also confuses him, he now is aware new realizing can convey not just a growing to be probability and evil--but additionally the potential of freedom and deliverance besides.

Told by means of 3 resonant and evocative characters--Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the city midwife and ethical moral sense; and Clem Barefield, a sheriff along with his personal painful past--A Land extra style Than Home is a haunting story of braveness within the face of cruelty and the facility of affection to beat the darkness that lives in us all. those are masterful portrayals, written with coverage and fact, and so they express us the extreme promise of this outstanding first novel.

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Gold­ blat’s seven feline beauties by name. She would stroke them with the palm of her hand, rub their fur gently with open fingers, and scratch them under their chins and on their stomachs. Liza Vagner did not like them at all. They pulled threads out of the rug and played with them. She complained that all the clothing would be overrun by fleas. But apart from one case— and that was caused by a dog, brought in by Neugeborn, that subse­ 22 quently ran away again— nothing of the sort happened, though the whole house had been turned upside down for that one flea.

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