If you live for charged, exciting fiction, then Ross Howell, Jr.’s new novel Forsaken is the perfect companion for these last few winter evenings. Released to rave reviews–it was named one of the SIBA’s Okra picks for 2016–the novel follows a 1912 murder trial that takes place in Hampton, Virginia.
Set in a crucial moment in American history, the book takes on everything from racial politics to the sinking of the Titanic as seen through the eyes of a young reporter named Charles Mears. Labeled “honest and riveting” by Booklist and “important” by the Kirkus Review, it’s a solid entry into the Southern cannon.
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