Southern Cross the Dog: A Novel
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor, Bill Cheng’s Southern Cross the Dog is an epic literary debut in which the bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In its aftermath, one young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past.
Along his journey he encounters piano-playing hustlers, ne’er-do-well Klansmen, well-intentioned whores, and a family of fur trappers, the L’Etangs, whose very existence is threatened by the swamp-clearing around them. The L’Etang brothers are fierce and wild but there is something soft about their cousin Frankie, possibly the only woman capable of penetrating Robert’s darkest places and overturning his conviction that he’s marked by the devil.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
Bill Cheng has written a really good book about disposed people in Mississippi and how they were affected by the 1927 flood. And as most know by now, he did it without ever having set foot in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zmagic69 - LibraryThing
I like Southern noir and most books that take place in the south or when the author is from the south, that being said I have no idea how this book has gotten the rave reviews that it has. The story ... Read full review