“With his latest novel, Gregory heads into southern gothic territory with a haunted bootlegger family that worships a terrifying god deep in the Smoky Mountains.”
Tennessee, 1933. Stella lives with her grandmother Motty. Nine years old, Stella learns the mountains are full of dark secrets. When she wanders into a cavern, Stella meets her family’s personal god, Ghostdaddy, face to face.
Several years later, Stella’s now a bootlegger. She returns home for Motty’s funeral, and to see about Sunny, the ten year old girl Motty adopted before her death. Innocent and sweet, Stella knows looks can be deceiving, and Sunny is more powerful than Stella could have ever imagined, and a direct link to her own buried past and her family’s dark faith.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Known for mixing genres in unique and captivating ways, Daryl Gregory is no stranger to weird and creepy fiction. The author of The Album of Dr Moreau, Afterparty, Pandemonium, Raising Stony Mayhall, The Devil’s Alphabet, and Spoonbenders, Gregory’s short fiction is collected in Unpossible: Stories, and We Are All Completely Fine.“ With his latest novel, Gregory heads into southern gothic territory with a haunted bootlegger family that worships a terrifying god deep in the Smoky Mountains. Peng Shepherd (The Book of M) says: “Gregory has spun a strange, haunting tale about faith, greed, and power—and the families we choose and the ones we cannot escape. You won’t be able to put it down until you see what’s at the bottom of the cavern.”, and Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indians, My Heart Is a Chainsaw) says: “Gods and moonshine in the Great Depression, written with a tenderness and brutality only Daryl Gregory could have done—this is as good as novels get.”
Forthcoming from Knopf 31 August 2021, Revelator by Daryl Gregory is available for pre-order now.
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