By Richard Yancey
...a splendidly written, crazily romantic tale of extreme love and devastating betrayal
...a wonderful debut of a remarkably proficient younger novelist
...a Southern novel that captures the sweetness, insanity and secret of either position and time.
In what can basically be defined as a tour-de-force of passionate atmospheric storytelling, first-time novelist Richard Yancey had created a finely nuanced narrative that resounds with uncooked, emotional truths -- a narrative concerning the ominous go back to a small city in significant Florida of a guy as soon as sentenced to criminal for protecting the consideration of the lady he enjoyed, in regards to the girl and her husband who either betrayed him, and a couple of guileless younger boy who will get stuck up of their net of affection, lies, and deceit.
the tale of the affection among Halley Martin and Mavis Howell is seldom noted within the tiny city of place of birth, Florida, yet within the 20 years due to the fact Halley was once despatched to felony for murdering a rival suitor -- the one homicide ever during this small, pious city -- the tale has turn into legend. To seven-year-old glossy Parker it has turn into a secret, whatever his mom and dad whisper approximately. He understands that by some means the beautiful spouse of the neighborhood minister is concerned, however it is all too complicated for him to tackle.
while the church's parsonage burns, nearly killing the minister, in simple terms days earlier than the mythical Halley Martin is because of be published from criminal, glossy senses a connection among the occasions -- as do such a lot citizens of town. but when Haley was once nonetheless in felony while the home burned, who set the fire...and why?
Passionate love, the betrayal of friendship, hidden letters, a suspicious fireplace, secret and revenge -- all are parts of this advanced and deeply related to Southern gothic story.
Alternating between a trio of first individual narrators -- glossy, Mavis, and Halley -- Richard Yancey has created a lush, epic Southern panorama bursting with higher than existence characters and wealthy atmospherics. A Burning in Homeland is either starkly haunting and exquisitely romantic and a masterpiece of brilliant storytelling you won't quickly forget.
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