A Late Flooding Thaw
Henry and Walter Bass struggle to escape the shadows of their alcoholic father, their reclusive mother, and the prejudice of the small town of Delaney. When Walter marries Emma Sinclair, the only child of one of Delaney's oldest families, tragic events are set in motion that change the lives of everyone involved.
Each character in the drama that follows must struggle with the shadows of the living and the dead. In the violent world of Pentecostal religion, grace offers hope, but the failure of love brings destruction, and the sins of the fathers curse the lives of the sons and daughters.
A late Flooding Thaw is a haunting novel set in the southern Ozark Mountains at the turn of the 20th century, told through the voices of Henry and Walter Bass, their wives, and the "other woman."
About Gary Mark Guinn (Benton County, Arkansas Author)
Gary Guinn lives in the southern Ozark Mountains with his wife, Mary Ann, and their lab mix, Seamus, and their Corgi mix, Peanut. He writes both literary and mystery/thriller fiction. His first novel, A Late Flooding Thaw, was published by Moon Lake Publishing in 2005. His poetry and fiction have appeared in a variety of magazines, and his short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, the latest being Yonder Mountain, from the University of Arkansas Press. His mystery/thriller novel Sacrificial Lam, released by The Wild Rose Press March 3rd, is set on a small Southern college campus.
His favorite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling, sailing, and brewing beer (and of course, drinking it).