WILTON BARNHARDT is the author of three previous novels: Emma Who Saved My Life, Gospel, and Show World. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he is the director of the Masters in Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives.
"Scott Shepherd's performance does what no printed page can, eloquently immersing the listener in the harsh truths that Barnhardt's characters must face." --AudioFile Magazine "Narrator Scott Shepherd conjures this rich cast with distinctive voices." --The Chicago Tribune "Narrated brilliantly by North Carolina native Scott Shepherd, who gives all of the characters distinctive voices with perfect inflections and tones. This engaging, inventive romp into the rise and fall of an eclectic Southern family is a must listen for fans of Southern literature and dark family sagas." --Library Journal, starred review "Irresistable listening." --Winston-Salem Journal