Southern Gothic

Southern Gothic is a subgenre of the gothic novel, unique to American literature.

Southern Gothic is like its parent genre in that it relies on supernatural, ironic, or unusual events to guide the plot. It is unlike its parent genre in that it uses these tools not solely for the sake of suspense, but also to explore social issues and reveal the cultural character of the American South. One of the most notable features of the genre is "the grotesque." Southern Gothic authors commonly use deeply flawed, grotesque characters for greater narrative range and more opportunities to highlight unpleasan
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Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2)

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