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Southern Cross the Dog

Bill Cheng

When the Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi, eight-year-old Robert Chatham loses everything.

Robert’s adventures in the brooding swamplands – from hard labour to imprisonment to thwarted love – are full of courage, danger and heartbreak. This is story of how a small, hurt boy becomes a tough, young man: forced to choose between the lure of the future and the claims of his past.

Set against one of the great American landscapes, Southern Cross the Dog is a mesmerizing and savagely beautiful novel. It marks the arrival of Bill Cheng as a writer of astonishing gifts.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144722500301
Published: 08/05/2013

Bill Cheng

Bill Cheng

Bill Cheng is a Chinese-American novelist who has studied with Colum McCann, Peter Carey, and Nathan Englander. His first novel is Southern Cross the Dog.

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Sit back and relish this terrific slice of Southern Gothic.
A tour de force of descriptive power . . . the writing is sublime throughout.
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