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Available 4.25.23

“An exceptional storyteller in top form…Smith is building his own Faulkner-esque universe.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With a cast of fierce, masterfully drawn characters set loose in gorgeous, hurricane-blasted landscapes, Salvage this World by Michael Farris Smith is riveting: I couldn't put it down.”
Laird Hunt, National Book Award-nominated author of Zorrie and Neverhome

“Michael Farris Smith melds fire and brimstone in this evocative noir of the Mississippi Delta... Smith perfectly depicts a landscape of dwindling resources and limited prospects, where crime turns out to be the most expedient solution. There’s plenty of human drama in this gritty literary thriller.”
Publishers Weekly

Man, did I like this one. Southern, wet and gritty. Storm-filled and laced with fear and tension, as well as realistic and engaging characters, this world is grimly enticing.”
Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket and the Hap & Leonard Mysteries

Audaciously prophetic. Here’s a near-future and all too plausible southern noir in which the lawlessness already creeping into American democracy has become the norm and in which preachers have abandoned Christ and instead are searching for the new climate Messiah, and the line between good and evil is not only very thin but completely effaced. A rollicking dark read.
Brian Evenson, author of Last Days

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