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ISBN: 9781842437285
Price: £9.99
Casing: Paperback
Format: B (198 x 129mm)
Extent: 256pp
Rights: UK & Commonwealth only, excl. Canada, Australia & New Zealand
Pub. Date: May 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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James Sallis

Jim Sallis has published fourteen novels, multiple collections of short stories, essays, and poems, books of musicology, a biography of Chester Himes, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. He has written about books for the L.A. Times, New York Times, and Washington Post, and for some years served as a books columnist for the Boston Globe. In 2007 he received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon.

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Cypress Grove

by James Sallis

ABOUT THE BOOK

The small town where Turner moved is one of America's lost places, halfway between Memphis and forever. That makes it a perfect hide-away: A place where you can bury the past and escape the pain of human contact, where you are left alone unless you want company, where conversation happens only when there's something to say, where you can sit and watch an owl fly silently across the face of the moon. And where Turner hoped to forget that he was a cop, a psychotherapist, and always an ex-con.

There was no major crime to speak of until Sheriff Lonnie Bates arrived on Turner's porch with a bottle of Wild Turkey and a problem: The body of a drifter has been found—brutally and ritualistically murdered—and Bates and his deputy need help from someone with big-city experience who appreciates the delicacy of investigating people in a small town. Thrust back into the middle of what he left behind, Turner slowly becomes reacquainted not only with the darkness he had fled, but with the unsuspected kindness of others.

Brilliantly balancing Turner's past and present lives,Cypress Grove is lyrical, moving, and filled with the sense of place and character that only our finest writers can achieve. It is proof positive that the acclaim James Sallis has enjoyed for years is richly deserved.

 


CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR JAMES SALLIS

Sublime, soulful, and essential
- Mike Stafford, Bookgeeks

If Camus wrote pulp, he'd read like Sallis
- Andrew Donaldson, Times South Africa

Sallis is a fastidious man, intelligent and widely read. There's nothing slapdash or merely strategic about his work ... peculiar and visionary.
- Iain Sinclair, London Review of Books

An immensely rewarding read
- Paul Kane, @JildySauce

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR CYPRESS GROVE

James Sallis is a superb writer
- The Times

Sallis's deceptively easy style disguises the skill with which he has produced a satisfyingly complete portrait of a man's life.
- Susannah Yager, The Telegraph [read the full review]

features another complex protagonist and a story brimming with Southern atmosphere
- Paula Woods, Los Angeles Times [read the full review]

This compelling book is beautifully written. It flows naturally off the pages like a lazy Southern river on a hot, steamy summer's night ... Its style, story-telling, psychological elements, are all masterful... a book to be savoured.
- Nigel Tappin, Mystery Review

As Turner's memories are unlocked, so are his feelings — and his language... Although he went out to find a killer, Turner earns his redemption by finding his own lost voice.
- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times [read the full review]

Sallis, a poet in private eye's clothing, has found in Turner a rich new character to hang around with. Let's hope this isn't the last we see of him.
- The Boston Globe

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OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Black Hornet (pb)
Bluebottle (pb)
Cripple Creek (pb)
Cypress Grove
Death Will Have Your Eyes (pb)
Drive (pb)
Drive (pb)
Driven (pb)
Eye of the Cricket (pb)
Ghost of a Flea (pb)
James Sallis Collected New Editions (pb)
James Sallis on Vinyl (pb)
Moth (pb)
Others of my Kind (pb)
Salt River (pb)
Salt River
The Killer Is Dying (pb)
The Killer Is Dying (pb)
The Long Legged Fly (pb)