"In Mississippi Cotton a 20th Century Huck Finn has a real adventure. No matter that his raft is a Trailways Bus along the river, the trip is no less toward maturity.If you like a good story, this is your book, a book told by someone whoknows the terrain--its history, people, landscape and culture. Only aproper native could have his narrator say that his daddy taught himnever to hold onto anything with Lincoln's face longer than you had to." ~Dr. James Everett Kibler, author, Walking Toward Home, Memories Keep,and Our Father's Fields
"Set in 1951, in the fictional Deltatown of Cotton City, the story is more broadly a Southern story...anagrarian story. It is also a murder mystery. The body of an unknown manis found in the river at the Greenville Bridge. Jake's bus ride visit to his Delta cousins begins a parallel journey that ends in the discoveryof the dead mans identity." ~Noel Workman, Delta Magazine
From the Author
I once told a friend that there were three books every Southerner should have in his library: Gone with the Wind, I'll Take My Stand, and the Bible. I did comment: "Not necessarily in that order." It isn't the case that all Southern prose, from Virginia to Texas, is captured by these. But they do reach into the Southern soul for a view of life, past present and future. And that is what I want to write and read about: the South and its life: past, present and future. The South is more than worthy of study.