The unforgettable memoir of Crews's earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him and destined him to be a storyteller. Crews was born in rural South Georgia: a place of grinding poverty, poor soil, blood feuds, and deeply held mystic beliefs.
Harry Crews is the author of eighteen novels, including The Mulching of America. He teaches at the University of Florida. Michael McCurdy is an internationally known illustrator and designer whose work has appeared in the books of over thirty publishers and in such magazines as the New Yorker, Esquire, and Field and Stream. He lives in Massachusetts.