In the House of Wilderness

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
Swallow Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780804012102
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About the Author

Charles Dodd White is the author of four novels, including two from Swallow Press: How Fire Runs and In the House of Wilderness. He has received the Appalachian Book of the Year Award and the Chaffin Award for his fiction. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State Community College.

Reviews

"White writes from the gritty underbelly of Appalachia, and his stories are dark and loaded in ugly truth."--Leah Angstman, The Coil
"Mesmerizing ... White, who lives in East Tennessee, commands an unusual level of skill and depth when writing about his characters' relationship to the natural world....The novel is superbly paced, its plot unfolding with mystery and suspense. From its brutal yet compassionate heart, In The House of Wilderness pulses forward with longing and danger."--Chapter 16
"The story builds up like a finely-tuned thriller and yet White's trademark painterly prose--precise but elaborate, lyrical but never overwrought--gives the novel a dreamlike aura. These days in which taut, direct prose is considered the gold standard, and too many authors succumb to writing what Ben Lerner called 'very inefficient television, ' In the House of Wilderness is a reminder of the many untapped possibilities of language when explored by a master craftsman."--Gonzalo Baeza, The Observer
"In the House of Wilderness may be Charles Dodd White's finest achievement to date. This is a story that at once moves and lingers, well paced but dripping with the language we've come to expect from his pen. Line for line, White is one of the most talented writers at work in the American South."--David Joy, Writer's Bone
"Novels this savage and soulful come along rarely, but In the House of Wilderness delivers both elements in spades. This book rocked me to the core. With dazzling prose and mythical characters, especially Rain, Charles Dodd White has crafted