Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
2014 / 480 pages –
read by MacLeod Andrews, Jenna Lamia
rating: 8 / literary thriller
I just picked this up on a whim – from the blurbs and sample it sounded like it would be good escapist fare. It’s more than that because of the structure and writing, Faulknerian, McCarthian, strong, Biblical, but definitely Henderson’s own.
Once again, as is typical with contemporary novels, we have two interwoven plot threads. Both take place in 1981 and involve the same protagonist, Pete Snow, a rural Montana social worker with some difficult problems of his own. >>>>MORE>>>>