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Michael Farris Smith's new novel, DESPERATION ROAD, will be available in early 2017 from Lee Boudreaux Books. His debut novel RIVERS was named to numerous Best Books of 2013 lists and garnered the Mississippi Author Award for Fiction. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Rivers

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Very excited to share that the new novel, DESPERATION ROAD, has been acquired by Lee Boudreaux Books, a new and exciting imprint at Little, Brown. More info will be available in the coming months. Much appreciative to all involved.
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“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
William Faulkner
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“Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”
Ernest Hemingway
Michael Smith and 2 other people liked Julie's review of Rivers:
Rivers by Michael Farris Smith
"Very interesting read, and a new take on a post-apocalyptic scenario. Not the end of the world as we know it but a severely altered world. A synopsis below. I didn't write it, but its perfect.

"Set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after a climate shif..." Read more of this review »
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"You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2013/09/...

Roads are washed out, along with buildings, bridges, food and just about every other necessity needed to survive. Mississippi, along with the rest of the Gulf Coast, is a wa..." Read more of this review »
Michael Smith and 6 other people liked John's review of Rivers:
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"A Riveting Near Future Dystopian Debut Novel

Michael Farris Smith writes like William Faulkner, with more than a nod to Cormac McCarthy and J. G. Ballard, in his debut novel “Rivers”, chronicling one man’s heroic efforts in returning to civilizatio..." Read more of this review »
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" Thanks Diane, and I will look forward to seeing you in Meridian. "
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“Tomorrow you and them will set out for the end of your lives and I’ll be here. The one who gave and would keep on giving if you’d let me. But you don’t want to let me. You and them are going to walk through the valley but you’ll have no shepherd. You’ll have no answers. And you’ll kill the babies. And you’ll die. You ain’t no healer, no more than I am, but I can give more than you.”
Michael Farris Smith, Rivers

“And it was then that Cohen began to feel the weight of the others in this house on this dot on the map below the Line. He had always been aware that he wasn't the only one who had lost, but the losses for others seemed different to him, more true and exact, now that the losses of others had eyes and faces and arms and legs.”
Michael Farris Smith, Rivers

“It had been raining for weeks. Maybe months. He had forgotten the last day that it hadn’t rained, when the storms gave way to the pale blue of the Gulf sky, when the birds flew and the clouds were white and sunshine glistened across the drenched land.”
Michael Farris Smith, Rivers

“Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
William Faulkner




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