Soil (Paperback)

By Jamie Kornegay

Simon & Schuster, 9781476750873, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/9/2015)
Hardcover (3/10/2015)

List Price: 15.99*
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March '15 Indie Next List

“In his debut novel, Kornegay has confidently announced himself as a writer to watch. Centered around Jay Mize, an idealistic farmer whose luck just keeps breaking bad, the story kicks into high gear when Jay discovers a corpse on his failing farm. Fearing he is being framed by his less progressive neighbors, Jay hides the discovery rather than reporting it. Kornegay expertly heightens the tension, tightening the screws on the increasingly paranoid Jay in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to put the book down. With Soil, Kornegay joins Wiley Cash and Tom Franklin as a strong voice in the world of Southern gothic fiction.”
— Josh Christie, Sherman's Book & Stationary, Bar Harbor, ME
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Description

In this darkly comic, "promising debut from an assured new voice in Southern fiction" (Library Journal), an idealistic young farmer moves his family to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers financial ruin--and becomes increasingly paranoid he's being.