McAfee County
A Chronicle

Stories by Mark Steadman

"Steadman bemuses, startles, lacerates, and strokes."—Kirkus Reviews


"Hilarious . . . Steadman has shown his sense of the comic but has shown his accomplishments as a literary artist as well."
Charleston Post and Courier

"Beautifully written, touching, [and] perceptive . . . Steadman's ear for dialouge is as keen as Steinbeck's, if not keener."
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Welcome to McAfee County, home to a large gathering of characters whose stories are as intertwined as kudzu. From Brother Fisco, who vows to part the waters of Kallisaw Sound, to Maggie Poat, proprietor of the local roadhouse, all have a compassionate, good-humored champion in author Mark Steadman, who gently prods us to recognize the flawed humanity we share with McAfee's misfits, rounders, and otherwise lost souls. Moving in and out of each other's lives in profound, often shocking, ways, the men and women in these stories form a vibrant community not soon forgotten. Blend Yoknapatawpha and Lake Wobegon, add a twist of southern gothic, and you will have some idea of what is waiting for you right across the McAfee County line.
Page count: 320 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

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Mark Steadman, a native of Statesboro, Georgia, is the author of the novels A Lion's Share, Angel Child, and Bang-Up Season. He is retired from Clemson University in South Carolina.