The Ancient Hours

The Ancient Hours

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Author / Contributor(s): Michael Bible
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Date: 2020

Trade paperback (US). 112p.
5.40 in. x 8.20 in.

Condition: NEW

The Ancient Hours [...] packs a wallop --New York Times Book Review

The Ancient Hours is brilliant." --Bud Smith, author of Work

Bible is a fantastic writer. --Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

Harmony, North Carolina is a typical town--full of saints and sinners you can't tell apart...

Its history echoes with lynchings and shootings; mob violence and vigilante justice. But those are just whispers of a past lost to time. The summer of 2000 was different. Iggy in the Baptist church. Gasoline and a match. Twenty-five people dead. This, Harmony couldn't forget.

Told in a kaleidoscope of timelines and voices, Michael Bible examines every dimension of a tragic but all-too-American story in The Ancient Hours. The victims, witnesses, perpetrators, and condemned comingle and evolve as the passage of time works its way through their lives. What emerges is a fable of the American South in the highest tradition: soaring, tragic, and eternally striving for redemption.