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Wiley Cash debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home
05/15/2012 7:00 pm
Tue 5/15 7pm-8pm
Flyleaf Books and The Orange County Literacy Council present:
Wiley Cash reads from his debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to OCLC
Deep in the heart of the rural South lies a land as quiet and unassuming as any other. But it’s a place that accepts its secrets and believes that things should stay as they have always been. Jess Hall, an adventurous, precocious boy, has grown up there and feels enormously protective of his older sibling, whom everyone calls ‘Stump,’ an autistic child who has never uttered a word in his life. One day the boys climb up on the rickety rain barrel beside their house—a stunt their mother has told them time and time again not to do—and spy something in the window that they shouldn’t. Stump is taken away and the boys are separated—and catastrophe strikes, shattering the world as they know it. If Jess has suspected that there is much about the world of adults he doesn’t understand, he now knows that that knowledge is also much more dangerous and close to him than ever before.
Filled with snake-handling, poison-drinking holy worshippers and other evocative voices that bring this story vividly to life, A Land More Kind Than Home is a truly haunting, engrossing look into a tight-knit Southern community.
Wiley Cash was raised in Gastonia, NC. He received a B.A. in Literature from UNC-Asheville, an M.A. in English from the UNC-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in English. He currently lives in West Virginia and teaches American literature and fiction writing at Bethany College. author photo by Kevin Millard
About The Orange County Literacy Council:
OCLC envisions a community where literacy is available to all. OCLC provides free tutoring to adults in Orange County to help them improve their reading, writing, basic math, English language and computer literacy skills and to prepare for GED and citizenship tests.
OCLC envisions a community where literacy is available to all. OCLC provides free tutoring to adults in Orange County to help them improve their reading, writing, basic math, English language and computer literacy skills and to prepare for GED and citizenship tests. Approximately 15% (1 in 7) of adults in Orange County are considered functionally illiterate and need help with basic literacy and/or English language skills. orangeliteracy.org/ for more info
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