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Drag The Darkness Down: A Novel

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Odom Shiloh is in trouble. His job is going nowhere, his marriage is on the ropes, and running over a French cyclist in Memphis didn't help. Now his sister, the piano virtuoso Birdshit, has run off with a local high school football star. Enter Blakey Flake, an art history teacher and armchair philosopher turned private investigator: off they go in search of Birdshit, encou ...more
212 pages
Published 2009 by No Record Press
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Stephen Roth
Dec 08, 2014 Stephen Roth rated it it was amazing
Want to drag the darkness down? Go on a road trip with Odom Shiloh in his Honda of the year 1997.

This 40-year-old man from Frothmouth, Arkansas, has more than his share of troubles. Odom is unemployable, his second marriage is about to go bust, and his talented but neurotic sister, Birdshit, has gone missing. Oh, and he’s also on the run from the authorities after ramming his car into a famous French cyclist in downtown Memphis.

With all this drama going on, why not hit the road? Determined to tr
Nov 10, 2009 Jim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like the Southern lit extra gothicky
Shelves: small-press
Drag The Darkness Down was a pleasure to read. Although the worlds the stories inhabit are completely different, it reminded me of Michael FitzGerald's Radiant Days in that I thought I had the book pegged (I thought it was going to be a kind of Jack Pendarvis-type picaresque) and then it did this amazing back-flip into weirdness I never saw coming and just kept getting darker and stranger in a way that made me re-think everything that I thought about the characters and their situations. That is ...more
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