In Michael Farris Smith’s latest gritty epic, a young woman returns home with her child, to her ghost-haunted father, while a religious extremist hunts the stormridden territory to find the girl who may hold the key to the region’s apocalyptic future.
There was no rising from the dead and there was no hand to calm the storms and there was no peace in no valley.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Farris Smith is an award-winning writer whose novels have appeared on Best of the Year lists with Esquire, NPR, Southern Living, Book Riot, and numerous others, and have been named Indie Next List, Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Best of the Month selections. He has been a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, the Gold Dagger Award in the UK, and the Grand Prix des Lectrices in France, and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and daughters.
Smith is represented by Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group. All foreign rights are handled by Trident Media Group.
Film/television rights are represented by Jason Richman of UTA (Los Angeles).
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"A tumultuous origin story of one of the most famous and unforgettable literary narrators, Nick is a true cross-continental bildungsroman. This emotional novel successfully puts The Great Gatsby into an entirely new perspective and era."
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"An evocative glimpse into life amidst World War I... Smith sculpts Carraway's life in the most remarkable of ways."
"Unsettling, heartbreaking, and frequently astonishing... A gleaming, dark masterpiece by one of Southern fiction's leading voices."
"Publicity sheets contain comparisons of his work to Cormac McCarthy’s. They are not hyperbolic. The Fighter is that good."