From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire:
“The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience.”—Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench
After her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first—a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana’s Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K.
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...at novel's end, some things are won and some are lost. But Locke's refusal to offer false resolution makes "The Cutting Season" that much stronger, by reminding us that history, that heritage, is all we have.Read Full Review of The Cutting Season: A Novel | See more reviews from LA Times
Historians of the south might just love this book. Well, I love slave history but this one wasn't working for me. Locke’s prose is just wonderful, I just wasn't smitten by it. I found myself skipping pages just to get the point. But no matter how many pages I skipped, the story seemed to have no end!Read Full Review of The Cutting Season: A Novel
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Historians of the south might just love this book. Well, I love slave history but this one wasn't working for me.
The book has a lot of history that I just didn't find interesting. Is the book ...