As promised, review from Los Angeles punk magazine, Razorcakes: Rooted By Idabel Allen, 320 pgs. August 16, 2017 Book Reviews, Read Think of this as a bit of Southern Gothic lit and a bit of Read more…
Southern fiction. It encompasses the lyrical and beautiful, as well as the vulgar and grotesque. It is both comic and tragic in the same breath. Seeding the South’s traditions into each new generation, the canon of Southern literature continues to grow: brambled and wild, like some ever-abundant garden.
Fascinating Insight #2: In Which Paul McCartney Is Latched Onto My Grandmother’s Back Like a Howler Monkey
As part of my ongoing series on FASCINATING INSIGHTS into the life of an author, namely me, I present to you this insight:
For three nights in a row, I have dreamed of celebrities who have seen better days.
Rooted is set in Northwest Tennessee’s Delta cotton-country: the remote land of my father’s childhood, with its muddy, turtle-filled waterways, fried catfish, and down-home people who look after their own.