“Bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing.”
—Bobbie Ann Mason
“This book will knock your socks off….A first novel that sings with talent.”
In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart ( Down River ), Tom Franklin ( Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter ), Ron Rash ( Serena ), and Pete Dexter ( Paris Trout )—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird , Of Mice and Men , and A Separate Peace . A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home , a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.