Kornegay's new novel is Soil.
At Publishers Weekly the author tagged his ten best Southern Gothic books, including:
Wise Blood by Flannery O’ConnorRead about another entry on the list.
I was first introduced to the notion of Southern Gothic in college when I read O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Hazel Motes, the backwoods thinker of O’Connor’s only novel, is a darker and weirder anti-hero than another Gothic mainstay, Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces. Motes rides into town with a raw, wily anger that he appoints to an atheist street ministry, creating memorable sparks and dark comedy as he subjects a host of motley side characters to his blustering philosophy.
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