Fiction. In his last posthumous novel, William Gay has offered admirable homage to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Marion Yates, a teenage orphan, is taken in by an ex-schoolteacher named Black Crowe. The boy in turn cares for Crowe when he is temporarily disabled by a dynamite blast. Every hardscrabble thing we have come to expect from Gay lies in this novel, including an offbeat and dark humor.
William Gay died in 2012, leaving behind several unpublished works of fiction, of which this is the last novel. His fiction has been widely praised and reviewed. He will be long missed by friends and by the literary world.
Author City: HOHENWALD, TN USA