Sunday, October 19, 2014

"People who grow up in the South might have yet-unidentified brain parasites that make them think crazily — from growing up in these swampy areas, combined with decades of ancestral looniness.”

"In her debut story collection The Wilds, Julia Elliott smokes South Carolina right down to the filter."

"Steeped in what might be called the four humors of Southern life — 'sweat, piss, jizz and blood,' to quote Warren Zevon — her tales are funny, strange and pungent with visceral life. The locale tends to be the small towns and cities of the Palmetto State, but even when it’s not — when the focus shifts to the Caribbean, say, or the distant future — they still throb with a crazy-from-the-heat vibe."

Read about this terrifically deranged new book from my cousin Liz (aka Julia) here.

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