Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Blue Willow Bookshop presents Wiley Cash on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00pm. Cash will discuss and sign his new novel, This Dark Road to Mercy.In This Dark Road to Mercy, the heart of the rural South is a wondrous place where you’ll find fields of yellow corn for days, music that eases the soul, and humble hospitality from many, but nowhere is perfect. In Gastonia, North Carolina, there are kind, goodhearted folks all around, but there’s also a distinct darkness, a danger that is hard to capture or identify, and it lingers nonetheless.Easter Quillby and her little sister Ruby experience this first hand when their errant father, Wade Chesterfield, returns to break his girls out of the foster home where they have been living since their mother’s death. There are men who don’t like seeing their slice of heaven disrupted by people like Wade, and soon, he and his daughters are running from the law and a violent, unpredictable man who will stop at nothing to inflict his revenge.Wiley Cash’s signature Southern literary voice brings this soulful, disturbing and evocative story vividly to life—a story about the unbreakable bond of family and the primal desire to outrun a past you can never forget.About the Author:A Gastonia, N.C. native, Cash is returning to his North Carolina roots this fall when he and his wife move to Wilmington. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he studied fiction writing under Ernest J. Gaines. He has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University.Hailed as "mesmerizing" (New York Times Book Review) and "as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Cash's last novel A Land More Kind Than Home made him an instant literary sensation.