An unforgettable tale of slavery in the American South
Once I lived in a place where demons dwelled. I was one of them.
Ginny lives on her husband’s pig farm ninety miles from nowhere. Far from the paradise she was promised, this is a bleak place and her husband, Linus, a cruel master. His girls, Cleome and Zinnia, are Ginny’s only friends, but when Linus’ attentions turn to them, Ginny is torn. When Linus dies, things change for everyone.
They helped me, but I never helped them.
"One of the most talented young writers on the American scene today"
"There is always a surprise in the voice and in the heart of Laird Hunt’s stories – with its echoes of habit caught in a timeless dialect, so we see the world he gives us as if new"
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