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Blackwood

‘Blackwood’ places Michael Farris Smith firmly among the masters of Southern gothic literature. 

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Review of ‘Blackwood’

If you’re looking for an uplifting escape from the harsh cruelties of life, don’t read anything from Michael Farris Smith. Blackwood, the title itself cold and bleak, is the latest example of his evocative storytelling. 

The novel follows several characters as their lives intersect in rural Red Bluff, Mississippi, a miserable town of lost hopes,…

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