Teaser Tuesdays: The Evening Road by Laird Hunt

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.


The Evening Road is a meandering novel set on the country roads of Indiana on a terrible night. One of its several strengths is in the two strong voices it’s told in, and the turns of phrase it employs.

For example, in describing the details that don’t seem like they’d matter, but do:

There is a curve to a piece of fried catfish that satisfies the eye. Leads you off to the rocks and reeds of the river where it once swam. I was about to set in to cutting at the center of that curve when a nickering voice nosed the air just behind me.

Doesn’t that make you hungry? And I like what we learn about the incoming voice with the use of that verb, nickering.

This one is coming in February; keep your eyes open.

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

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