Waiting on Wednesday – Little Sister Death by William Gay

Posted September 30, 2015 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Little Sister Death by William GayLittle Sister Death on October 6th 2015
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
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David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer’s block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back—until inspiration strikes in the form of a ghost story that captivated him as a child.

With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow, he sets out to explore the myth of Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell. But as his investigation takes him deeper and deeper into the legacy of blood and violence that casts its shadow over the old Beale farm, Binder finds himself obsessed with a force that’s as wicked as it is seductive.

A stirring literary rendition of Tennessee’s famed Curse of the Bell Witch,Little Sister Death skillfully toes the line between Southern Gothic and horror, and further cements William Gay’s legacy as not only one of the South’s finest writers, but among the best that American literature has to offer.

About William Gay

Born in Tennessee in 1941, William Gay was a construction worker who didn’t begin publishing until well into his fifties. His works include, The Long Home, Provinces of Night, I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down, Wittgenstein’s Lolita, and Twilight. His work has been adapted for the screen twice, That Evening Sun (2009) and Bloodworth (2010). Most recently, his debut novel has been optioned for film. He died in 2012.

Horror and Southern Gothic could simply not be a more perfect combination of genres for me. So very excited for this one to release.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll be sure to stop by!


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4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Little Sister Death by William Gay

  1. Something creepy, just in time for the Halloween season. The only Southern Gothic book I’ve read is Beautiful Creatures and I didn’t really love that. This “Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell” story sounds interesting, and it’s so cool that it’s based on a real legend. I want to look up more about it, but it’s late at night sooo I’ll postpone that until the morning. Hahaha!
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