Kornegay's new novel is Soil.
At Publishers Weekly the author tagged his ten best Southern Gothic books, including:
Citrus County by John BrandonRead about the other entries on the list.
Southern Gothic still seems like an Old South institution, and I wasn’t sure it could be properly represented in a modern setting. But John Brandon’s quietly brilliant and unsung novel depicts the cruelty of youth in a New South Gothic. A frustrated eighth-grade boy commits a terrible act, which Brandon wisely lets simmer in the background as his characters move about rural Florida, bemused and nonchalant. The humor here has an off-handed, almost unintended quality that adds to the creepiness. The real world becomes Gothic in the long shadow of this book, and I admired the lingering, low-grade anxiety that book left in me.
The Page 69 Test: Soil.
Writers Read: Jamie Kornegay.