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|Number of Pages||256 Pages|
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery OConnor, Bill Cheng leads the new generation of great American novelists.
When the great flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi, eight-year-old Robert Chatham loses everything.
Roberts 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 mesmerising and savagely beautiful novel. It marks the arrival of Bill Cheng as a writer of astonishing gifts.
About the Author
Bill Cheng is a Chinese - American novelist who has studied with Colum McCann, Peter Carey and Nathan Englander. This is his first novel.