Amy Franklin-Willis - The Lost Saints of Tennessee

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
With enormous heart and dazzling agility, Amy Franklin-Willis expertly mines the fault lines in one Southern working-class family. Driven by the soulful voices of forty-two-year-old Ezekiel Cooper and his mother, Lillian, The Lost Saints of Tennessee ($15.00) journeys from the 1940s to 1980s as it follows Zeke’s evolution from anointed son, to honorable sibling, to unhinged middle-aged man.

An eighth-generation Southerner, Amy Franklin-Willis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007, she received an Emerging Writer Grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation to complete The Lost Saints of Tennessee.

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ISBN: 9780802120816
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Published: Grove Press - February 5th, 2013

"Pitch-perfect . . . In her powerful debut, Franklin-Willis expertly crafts a Southern novel that stands with genre classics like "The Prince of Tides" and "Bastard out of Carolina." . . . A measured, slow-burning book, with complex, compelling characters and secrets.