Twilight: A Novel
A Southern gothic novel about an undertaker who won’t let the dead rest.
Suspecting that something is amiss with their father’s burial, teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery: their father, a whiskey bootlegger, was not actually buried in the casket they bought for him. Worse, they learn that the undertaker, Fenton Breece, has been grotesquely manipulating the dead.
Armed with incriminating photographs, Tyler becomes obsessed with bringing the perverse undertaker to justice. But first, he must outrun Granville Sutter, a local strongman and convicted murderer hired by Fenton to destroy the evidence. What follows is an adventure through the Harrikin, an eerie backwoods filled with tangled roads, rusted machinery, and eccentric squatters–old men, witches, and families among them–who both shield and imperil Tyler as he runs for safety.
With his poetic, haunting prose, William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairy tale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil.
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Review: TwilightUser Review - Diane Barnes - Goodreads
"It is true this world holds mysteries you do not want to know." My God, what a good book this was! I am quoting another reviewer with that statement, but that speaks my feelings perfectly. Impossible ... Read full review
Review: TwilightUser Review - Sylvia Walker - Goodreads
Probably deserves 4 stars, but you really have to be in the mood to sink your teeth into Southern gothic/ horror. Well written, very tense, very dark. Read full review