I absolutely love reading Ferrol Sams. Don't know how I missed his 2007 Down Town. Almost halfway finished and am enjoying his writing style, his phrases, his characters and setting. Can recognize the South I caught perhaps the "tail end of" by being born in the 1950s.
My son tried and tried to read him, but just can't get into his books. So obviously not for all.
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