Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. A darkly passionate novel set in a small town in Tennessee. Three friends face poverty and prejudice in their senior year of high school- but what comes next?
Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.