“Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite contemporary authors and any time he’s got a new book out I run to the front of the line. His work is elegant and troublingly, wonderfully disturbing.” (-- Victor LaValle, award-winning author of THE CHANGELING )
“Nathan Ballingrud's brilliant fiction brims with imagination, integrity (I do not use that term lightly), and an authentic world-weary dread that bores directly into your heart. With Wounds you'll gladly follow Nathan to Hell and (maybe) back." (-- Paul Tremblay, award-winning author of THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD and A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS )
STARRED REVIEW "[Ballingrud's] evocative and strangely beautiful descriptions of the grotesque and terrible are sure to linger long after they are read." (-- Publishers Weekly)
"Ballingrud has secured his place as a formidable voice and talent. A wonderfully disturbing delight." (Winnipeg Free Press)
About the Author
Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts in 1970, but spent most of his life in the South. He studied literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of New Orleans. Among other things, he has been a cook on oil rigs and barges, a waiter, and a bartender in New Orleans. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his daughter in an apartment across from the French Broad River.