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Southern Stories to Warm the Heart
Blind Tiger Press is pleased to announce the publication of Scabtown Jubilee+2, a collection of southern short stories by South Carolina novelist Gary C. Horton.
The first story is Moultrie's Stand, about a black barber in the low country of South Carolina who faces death as he tries to register to vote in the early 1920's. Moultrie's Stand is followed by The Moonshiner's Daughter, a tale of a war weary soldier who finds comfort with the daughter of a mountain moonshiner. Finally, the title story, which is rather lengthy, is about moonshine flowing from a storm drain into a poor black village.
All of these stories are closely related to the novel Some Glad Morning and are peopled by many of the same characters. At the beginning of each story, the author discusses the history of the tale and how he came to write it. Mr. Horton has said that Some Glad Morning was originally conceived as a series so we can look forward to more novels in this setting.
Until then, get your free copy of Scabtown Jubilee+2. It's a gift offered by the author on his website http://www.garychorton.org.