A Land More Kind Than Home

A Land More Kind Than Home

By (author) Wiley Cash

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We never should've gone up there ...' One Sunday, nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. The unimaginable violence that follows must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. A Land More Kind Than Home is a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of religion and family to protect a child. It is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 30mm | 546g
  • 29 Mar 2012
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London
  • English
  • 0857520806
  • 9780857520807
  • 369,033

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Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. A Land more Kind than Home is the winner of the CWA John Creasey Award for Best First Novel 2102. Find out more at www.wileycash.com.

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Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. Find out more at www.wileycash.com

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'People out in these parts can take hold of religion like it's a drug, and they don't want to give it up once they've got hold of it. It's like it feeds them, and when they're on it they're likely to do anything these little backwoods churches tell them to do. Then they'll turn right around and kill each other.'

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'We never should've gone up there . . .' One Sunday, nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. The unimaginable violence that follows must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. A Land More Kind Than Home is a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of religion and family to protect a child. It is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.

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