Singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett recommends 'Twilight' by William Gay

'A southern Gothic fairy tale that you shouldn't read your kids'

n221306“It’s a really haunting story about a couple of teenagers who discover their dead father wasn’t actually buried and the local undertaker has been up to no good. A chase through the  backwoods of Tennessee ensues and I couldn’t put the book down until it was done. It’s a dark tale that’s beautifully written. The language brings to mind Cormac McCarthy and William Faulkner but this book occupies its own terrain. A southern Gothic fairy tale that you shouldn’t read your kids. The picture of William Gay in the back of the jacket is kick ass.”

Plaskett released his latest album, Three, in March.

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