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The Vine That Ate the South

Category: Book
By (author): Wilkes, J.D.
Subject:  FICTION / Absurdist
  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Magical Realism
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 7.50in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*In a forgotten corner of western Kentucky lies a haunted forest referred to locally as The Deadening," where vampire cults roam wild and time is immaterial. Our protagonist and his accomplice-the one and only, Carver Canute-set out down the Old Spur Line in search of the legendary Kudzu House, where an old couple is purported to have been swallowed whole by a hungry vine. Their quest leads them face to face with albino panthers, Great Dane-riding girls, protective property owners, andjust about every American folk-demon ever, while forcing the protagonist to finally take stock of his relationship with his father and the man's mysterious disappearance. The Vine That Ate the South is a mesmerizing fantasia where Wilkes ambitiously grapples with the contradictions of the contemporary American South while subversively considering how well we know our own family and friends. "
Biographical NoteJ.D. Wilkes is an American visual artist, musician, author, filmmaker, and Kentucky Colonel. He is also an avid purveyor of traditional American music and an accomplished musician. But he is perhaps best known as the charismatic frontman for the Legendary Shack Shakers, a band that has been described as a 'dynamite group' by author/fan Stephen King, and whose music has been featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for HBO'sTrueBlood. Wilkes is the author ofBarn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky, an exploration of his state's rich folk music heritage.