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Jamie Kornegay


SoilJamie Kornegay lives in the Mississippi Delta, where he moved to become an independent bookseller. His debut novel, SOIL, heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction. His prose is as rich and fertile as the rich landscape that populates the pages of SOIL. Filled with wry humor, complex characters, and brimming with suspense, this is a spellbinding account of the havoc one desperate man's decisions and dreams can wreak upon himself and those around him, all played out against the backdrop of the choked river-bottoms, sprawling fields, and dusty roads of the Mississippi Delta.

"Southern literature has felt stalled on the roadside for several years now; Jamie Kornegay just pulled up with some big-ass jumper cables." —Jonathan Miles