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Children of the Country by [Shaffer, Abigail]
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"Children of the Country is a literary novel that reads like a thriller. In luminous prose, Shaffer tells a riveting, terrifying story of human violence, cruelty, and undying love, and she never puts a foot wrong. A marvelous debut." ― Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories and Dogs of God


“In this haunting debut, Abigail Shaffer plumbs the depths of the Rough South as too few female voices do. She chronicles generations of youth spent on splintered porches and sweaty backseats, lost to the specters of sex, drugs, and short horizons. I hear Bonnie Jo Campbell in her work, but more than that I hear Harry Crews and Breece Pancake and Larry Brown, car wheels on a gravel road, the echo of a barn owl near dawn. This is a writer to listen to, for years to come.” ― Ashley Warlick, author of The Arrangement and Seek the Living



“There is magic within these pages. Shaffer’s prose, gorgeous though it is, is merely our guide into the dark piney woods, the haunting and shimmering psyches from which characters speak to us in tongues of generational wisdom and survival. A formidable debut.”
April Ford, author of The Poor Children



"stylish, provocative... an emotionally rewarding, captivating family saga. Abigail R. Shaffer’s exquisite lyrical prose and refreshingly bold storytelling marks this as a notable debut, one as vivid and imposing as its wooded backcountry setting." ― Colorado Review


About the Author

Abigail R. Shaffer earned her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Her work has appeared in Crab Creek Review, SLAB Literary Journal and other journals. With roots in the Ozarks, she lived for several years in Arkansas. She's also earned an MSW, teaches writing and resides in the Midwest. This is her first novel.

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  • File Size: 645 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Outpost19 (October 31, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M74M9E3
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,545,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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