The year is 1952, and E. F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after twenty years of roaming to find the three sons he abandoned are grown and angry: Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is obsessed with hunting down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mother's porch.
Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, can see beyond all the hatred and strife and through the love of Raven Lee, a beauty from another town, he finds the courage to reject his family's curse.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/08/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571212149