Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Saturday, May 12, 2012 / “Ghosting” by Kirby Gann

Today’s featured book is Ghosting by Kirby Gann.

"Ghosting" by Kirby Gann

“Ghosting” by Kirby Gann

Why I chose this book:

An Appalachian setting. A man trying to make sense of his brother’s disappearance. Drugs, violence, mystery. The underbelly of an American subculture.

A dying drug kingpin enslaved to the memory of his dead wife; a young woman torn between a promising future and the hardscrabble world she grew up in; a mother willing to do anything to fuel her addiction to pills; and her youngest son, searching for the truth behind his older brother’s disappearance, are just some of the unforgettable characters that populate Ghosting, Kirby Gann;s lush and lyrical novel of family and community, and the ties that can both bond and betray.

A genre-subverting literary mystery told from the alternating viewpoint of different characters, Ghosting is both a simple quest for the truth-what exactly happened to Fleece Skaggs?-and a complex consideration of human frailty.

“…the characters are fully realized-rooted in the land and veined with bad blood-and their motivations are complex and believable. Violent, bloody, and darkly beautiful, this is a fascinating novel depicting the seedy bottom of an America in decline.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join our Facebook Killer Nashville group page and join in the discussion.

Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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