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Coming in September from Down & Out Books: AFTER THE STORM by Marietta Miles
By: Down & Out Books
About AFTER THE STORM …
After a killing storm Folly Island is left unlivable. May has become a refugee. Drifting and wandering. In this foggy chaos she treads to keep her head above water and to steady poor Tommy, a boy who might be too far gone to rescue.
Four hundred miles away, in a small town hidden high in the mountains, a disregarded teenager and his unwilling sister run from the consequences of his violent proclivities. In a gassed-up Mustang, they head east, to the crystal coast, where they can hide and start over. Just like everyone else.
After the storm comes a different danger.
Advance praise for AFTER THE STORM …
"Atmospheric, yet shot through with tension, Miles' third novella proves her mastery of the Southern Noir genre, distilled down to its purest essence: dark, harrowing and razor-sharp with unapologetic authenticity."
"This is a tale of refugees and survivors, but lacks the clichéd hope permeating most of its kind. This is gloomy like the worst storm, and it'll leave you feeling like a tree after that storm: unhinged and broken." —Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs
"Marietta Miles again fools everyone and defies all genre expectations, focusing on subtle, but all-too human emotional conflict, showing the struggle to rebuild not only after physical and natural disasters, but personal, intimate ones as well." —Richard Vialet, Black Guys Do Read
"Miles has the uncanny ability to navigate through the most wretched aspects of the human psyche amidst the bleakest of conditions with fragility, nuanced heart, and unwavering grace." —Sarah M. Chen, author of Cleaning Up Finn
"After the Storm is not about looking for a way out, it is the about people trying to survive until tomorrow. Marietta Miles's books will wreck you." —David Nemeth, Unlawful Acts
Meet the author …
Born in Alabama, raised in Louisiana, Marietta Miles currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children. 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 a contributor to Do Some Damage Writer's Blog.
In its ninth year 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.