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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.

Available 4.25.23

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Michael Farris Smith is an award-winning writer whose novels have appeared on Best of the Year lists with Esquire, NPR, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Oprah Magazine, Book Riot, and numerous other outlets, and have been named Indie Next, Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Best of the Month selections. He has also written the feature-film adaptations of his novels Desperation Road and The Fighter, titled for the screen as Rumble Through the Dark. 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." 

Barnes & Noble

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IN THE PRESS

NICK

 "An evocative glimpse into life amidst World War I... Smith sculpts Carraway's life in the most remarkable of ways." 

SOUTHERN
LIVING

BLACKWOOD
"Unsettling, heartbreaking, and frequently astonishing... A gleaming, dark masterpiece by one of Southern fiction's leading voices."
KIRKUS REVIEWS
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THE FIGHTER

"Publicity sheets contain comparisons of his work to Cormac McCarthy’s. They are not hyperbolic. The Fighter is that good." 

THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

CONTACT

Author email: michael@michaelfsmith.com

Publicist: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

Literary agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group

Film/television agent: Jason Richman, United Talent Agency (Los Angeles)