“What we do we do to survive and they ain’t no sin in that. But lust? Whoo girl, you got to look out for that they lust. Worst sin they is. Sinners what lusted after the flesh in this world, they turn to animals in the next. Crawl around on all fours rutting like dogs and the brimstone burning off they knees, the skin of they palms. Some say the rougarous is lusters coughed up from Hell to walk the earth.”
As the Civil War winds violently down, fears of the South’s uncertain future fuse with its unraveling traditions. Against the backdrop of this post-apocalyptic landscape, so littered with corpses and mythology and desperation, two women, stranded and alone in the Louisiana bayou, fight to survive.
Hagridden by Samuel Snoek-Brown will be available from all major retailers on August 19, 2014.
"Hagridden is a novel for the ages, with shades of Cormac McCarthy and William Gay, par exemple, and a book that will let you hear the backwoods howling and force the hair to stand upright on the back of your neck. It’s that good, that unforgettable."
–Rusty Barnes, author of Reckoning