Southern Cross the Dog

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Ecco Press
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5.27 X 8.1 X 0.79 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Bill Cheng received a BA in creative writing from Baruch College and is a graduate of Hunter College's MFA program. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife. Southern Cross the Dog is his first novel.

"Scintillating. . . . Unforgettable."--Wall Street Journal
"A rich, rollicking debut. . . a phantasmagorical excursion into a world. . . marked by bad moons, evil winds, backwater magic, and hoodoo curses."--Boston Globe
"[A] dark, lyrical debut novel... Cheng imbues the landscape with Faulkner-esque poetry. ...the prose is arresting."--The New Yorker (Briefly Noted review)
"Lush and so very often poetic. . . . Southern Cross the Dog has large and small echoes of masterful works, but we should not make any mistake--Cheng has carved out his own creative and accomplished path."--Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World and All Aunt Hagar's Children
"An incredibly daring and powerful debut. Not only does Bill Cheng set the language on fire in Southern Cross the Dog, but he creates a whole new territory of story-telling. . . . Cheng, almost literally, writes out of his skin."--Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin
"Fantastic and beautifully written, Southern Cross the Dog is an epic and bluesy throwdown in the Southern tradition."--Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
"A vibrant world grows from the pages of Southern Cross the Dog and its dynamic mix of language and place. Bill Cheng conjures history with precision and style in his exceptional debut."--Ravi Howard, author of Like Trees, Walking
"With its evocative settings and rich McCarthyesque language, this Southern gothic packs a punch like a mean drunk."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Vividly imagined, frequently poetic. . . . It's hard to resist the sweep of Southern history . . . the way [Cheng] makes the devil as palpably real as the natural world that he pervades. . . . A strong voice and a compelling achievement."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A novel in the great Southern tradition; think Cormac McCarthy or a 21st-century Faulkner. . . . This book is a winner for lovers of plot; tough, lyrical writing; history; and the trials of the deep South."--Library Journal (starred review)
"[A] brooding, spine-chilling southern odyssey. . . . Bold and piercing. . . . [Cheng's] darkly rhapsodic language is so imaginative and highly charged that each word seems newly forged."--Booklist (starred review)