Alex Taylor "The Name of the Nearest River"

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 5:00pm

Alex Taylor will be at Square Books to sign copies The Name of the Nearest River.

Former Ole Miss MFA graduate and Kentucky native Alex Taylor’s debut collection The Name of the Nearest River provides a haunting and sometimes comic portrait of rural life, echoing early Cormac McCarthy. As the title story implies, this book is “rough and full of dirty grace,” with broken characters such as coal thieves, demolition derby drivers, and cattle killers. If Taylor continues with powerful stories like these, he will become an unstoppable force in Southern Literature. PD

The Name of the Nearest River: Stories (Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature) By Alex Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932511802
Published: Sarabande Books - April 1st, 2010

2011 Eric Hoffer Award in the General Fiction
2011 The Thomas & Lillie D. Chaffin Award

"Alex Taylor is a fresh new voice, not just in Kentucky, but in American literature."'
--Chris Offutt