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Harmony, North Carolina is a typical town—full of saints and sinners you can’t tell apart...
Its history echoes with lynchings and shootings; mob violence and vigilante justice. But those are just whispers of a past lost to time. The summer of 2000 was different. Iggy in the Baptist church. Gasoline and a match. Twenty-five people dead. This, Harmony couldn’t forget.
Told in a kaleidoscope of timelines and voices, Michael Bible examines every dimension of a tragic but all-too-American story. The victims, witnesses, perpetrators, and condemned comingle and evolve as the passage of time works its way through their lives. What emerges is a fable of the American South in the highest tradition: soaring, tragic, and eternally striving for redemption.
About the Author:
Michael Bible is originally from North Carolina. His previous books include Empire of Light and Sophia. His work has appeared in the Oxford American, The Paris Review Daily, Al-Jazeera America, ESPN: The Magazine, and New York Tyrant Magazine. He is a former bookseller at Square Books and lives in New York.
About the Host:
William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. His books include Gravesend, which was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France and shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in the UK; The Lonely Witness, nominated for the Hammett Prize; and, most recently, City of Margins. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.