Gods of Howl Mountain: a novel

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Publisher:
St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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Set in the high country of 1950s North Carolina, Gods of Howl Mountain is a dark and compelling novel of family secrets, whiskey-running, vengeance, and love. Maybelline Docherty, "Granny May," is a folk healer with a dark past. She concocts potions and cures for the people of the mountains--her powers rumored to rival those of a wood witch--while watching over her grandson, Rory Docherty, who has returned from the Korean War with a wooden leg and nightmares of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Rory runs bootleg whiskey in a high-powered car to roadhouses, brothels, and private clients in the mill town at the foot of the mountains--a hotbed of violence, moonshine, and the burgeoning sport of stock-car racing. Granny May must help her grandson battle rival runners and federal revenue agents, snake-handling pastors, and the mystery of his own haunted past: namely, the real story behind his mother's long confinement in a mental hospital, during which she has remained completely silent. With gritty and atmospheric prose, Taylor Brown brings to life a perilous mountain and the family who rules it, tying together past and present in one captivating narrative.
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9781250111777
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Healers -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Mountain life -- Fiction, Smugglers -- Fiction
title_display Gods of Howl Mountain : a novel
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topic_facet Family secrets, Healers, Mountain life, Smugglers