Crowsong for the Stricken is a prismatic novel consisting of twelve pieces orbiting the uncanny events in an isolated Midwestern village. Are the events the work of the divine or the demonic? Is there a more human explanation? The answer may depend on the order in which one encounters the various pieces. Among them is the award-winning title story, which was published in an illustrated edition by Flyleaf Journal. Central to the book is the crowlike figure of Plague, who haunts the villagers, especially the children. More than anything, though, it is a village of secrets—secrets that people keep from each other . . . and secrets they keep from themselves. The novel is a prime example of the burgeoning literary style known as Midwestern Gothic. Pieces from the novel have appeared in numerous journals, including Southern Humanities Review, theTulane Review, ink&coda, and Constellations, as well as the anthology Literature Today.
|Publisher:||Twelve Winters Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
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Table of Contents
Crowsong for the Stricken; Primitive Scent; Beside Running Waters; Erebus; Scent of Darkness; The Drama of Consonants; Sheol; The Ancient World; Bitterness on the Tongue; Planes; Season of Reaping; The Curvatures of Hurt.