"It’s the era of new possibilities and Socialist promises—a chicken in every pot and a crackling radio in every room. In Midnight Catch, Norman Gilliland pulls The Shirtsleeve Troubadour and a fistful of vivid characters out of central Florida swamps where they’re speculating on land, running illicit booze and shying away from the ill-omened Great Depression. Gilliland’s prose is so polished you can smell the mangrove roots, the sultry azaleas and the searing scorch of gunpowder."—Sara Rath, author of The Waters of Star Lake
About the Author
Norman Gilliland grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where he began his career in broadcasting and radio. He is host and producer of programs on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. He is author of the historical novel Sand Mansions, which was named Best Adult Fiction of 2006 by the Florida Publishers Association and won first prize in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.