Scott Gould Spartanburg Book Launch
Hub City Press will host the book release of Scott Gould's Stranger's to Temptation at 7 pm Thursday, May 11, at the Hub City Bookshop.
The debut collection from award-winning short story writer Scott Gould, Strangers to Temptation, takes readers to the white sand banks of the Black River in low-country South Carolina during the early 1970s, a place in time where religion and race provide the backdrop for an often uneasy coming-of-age. Linked by a common voice, these thirteen stories introduce a cast of uniquely Southern characters: a Vietnam vet father with half a stomach who plays a skinny Jesus in the annual Easter play; a mother/nurse attempting to heal the world, all the while sneaking sips of Smirnoff and Tang; a best friend whose reckless dive off a bridge earns him a fake eyeball and a new girlfriend; and our narrator, a baseball-playing, paper-delivering boy just hoping to navigate the crooked path out of adolescence. With the narrator’s eventual baptism into adulthood beneath the dark surface of the Black River, Strangers to Temptation reminds all of us what it felt like to be young, confused, and ultimately redeemed.
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