Go Love

Go Love

by Michael Gills

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Josephine Stepwell Harvell is certainly not lucky in love; from Buddy Washer, the Arizona mistake, who got her pregnant and then got arrested trying to smuggle weed in the belly of a Santa Claus suit, to O.W., a truck driving brawler who pawns everything including her sewing machine to cover bets, Josephine knows that love isn't easy. Go Love's muddy relationships finally twist together amidst the weirdness of a southern funeral in Lonoke, Arkansas, a place where housewives string cottonmouth water moccasins from tree limbs to tease out rain, or to make a man impotent for cheating. Anything at all's possible in such a place. Just as the African women shout out during the funeral, go love is the command the novel's inhabitants must finally live by, even when life offers up a truckload of reasons to do the contrary. Even if it kills us-go love.

Editorial Reviews

Julianna Baggott

Michael Gills’ vivid, headstrong characters brim with desire, blame, and—most of all—rich storytelling at its heartiest. Gills writes the saga of the Stepwells with such breadth and depth that their lives seem both historic and intimate. Go Love is a murderous, tender, swaggering tale that, in the end, is an unwavering argument in favor of love—the uncompromising variety—and Gills is absolutely convincing.

Susan Perry

GO LOVE, a debut novel by Michael Gills, offers a fresh perspective on the struggle to love and to be worthy of love, the impossibility and the necessity of loving.

Book Reviewer

…incredibly complex…

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013473874
Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 155 KB

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