Crossing the River

Crossing the River

A Novel

Kentucky Voices

by Fenton Johnson

Introduction by Silas House

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

230 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813166476
  • Published: February 2016

$21.95

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Make no mistake: Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Yet to see her after almost twenty years of marriage, it might no longer seem clear. A Yankee contractor's arrival in town catalyzes her dissatisfaction, leading her to turn her life upside down -- unaware that her son will follow suit. Both heartfelt and shrewdly humorous, this widely acclaimed first novel from author Fenton Johnson is an affecting look at one woman's reawakening and her son's coming of age in the heartland of America.