MAY'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION!
Inkwood's Adult Book Club is open to anyone with a desire to talk books, open their minds, drink a little wine, share stories, laugh and have fun. We generally don't read bestsellers, we try to read only books out in paperback and we try not to judge. You can be a regular, you can come only when the book interests you, you can flit in and out like a social butterfly. There are no rules of participation except to PLEASE buy the book from Inkwood to participate because we like to pay the light bill so we can see what kind of wine we're drinking. Come out!
ABOUT THE BOOK: For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle of the road in the glow of his own headlights.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation Road, Rivers and The Hands of Strangers and is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South Magazine, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.