Troubled pasts and complicated relationships are tackled through dark and contemporary themes - a young daughter dying of AIDS, the menace of homophobia, racism, the splintering of families, the discordant voice of religious fundamentalism - but at the core of these interwoven stories is a hopeful portrait of the different and often elusive faces of salvation. Summoning a diverse and provocative chorus of voices, Sheri Joseph offers up a kaleidoscopic vision of the common secrets and sorrows at the heart of a community.
'A gutsy, realistic and lyrical portrait of country people' Publishers Weekly 'This is a richly textured novel..Thoughtful and entertaining.' Gay Times 'Hearkens the works of John Steinbeck, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams ... and the rural south ... Joseph updates the genre with modern elements of sexuality, familial
Sheri Joseph graduated from University of Georgia and is currently an assistant professor of fiction writing at Kentucky's Moorehead State University.