Coming in January 2018 from Down & Out Books: MAY by Marietta Miles
About MAY …
May, lonely drifter and small time weed dealer, has spent years running from her ugly past. As a damaging nor'easter takes aim at her sleepy island home of Folly, however, she rushes to shore up, settle in and keep safe.
Though most of the islanders have evacuated, May is not entirely alone. Spoiled city kid Curtis, fleeing his own dark secrets, along with naïve local boy Tommy, are also stuck on the island, both boys tweaking, both desperate but only one grows vile and violent.
To save the boy and to save herself, May must learn to be bad.
Advance praise for MAY …
"Every page has a lovely line, something to savor, even as the story uneasily slips under your skin. You read May and imagine Marietta Miles sitting at the edge of the abyss, peering into it and scribbling into her notebook." —E.A. Aymar, author of You're As Good As Dead.
"Marietta Miles is a unique voice in modern noir, a writer of such dark scenes that only the power of her words can provide the light that releases the reader into a world where hope remains."—Rob Pierce, author of Uncle Dust and With The Right Enemies
"May will haunt you long after you close the cover. Its every page is fraught with peril. Its every word oozes with tragedy You know it's coming, but you won't dare look away, lest you miss one of the freshest, most scintillating voices in Southern crime fiction." —Eryk Pruitt, author of Dirtbags and What We Reckon
"Extremely atmospheric and at times heart-wrenching, May is a story of choosing to leave the wreckage of the past and search for hope in the future." —Jen Conley, author of Cannibals
Meet the author …
Marietta Miles' shorts and flash can be found in Thrills, Kills and Chaos, Flash Fiction Offensive, Yellow Mama, Hardboiled Wonderland and Revolt Daily. Her stories have been included in anthologies available through Static Movement Publishing and Horrified Press. She is rotating host for Noir on the Radio, Dames in the Dark and contributor to Do Some Damage Writer's Blog. Born in Alabama, raised in Louisiana, she currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children.
Celebrating six years as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.