The Evening Road

The Evening Road

"A strange, dazzling novel, as audacious as it is lyrical, The Evening Road hauls up insight, sorrow, and even--somehow--wit from the well of American history." - Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room and The Wonder

"Illuminates its time better than any staid sepia period piece ever could." -- New York

Two women, two secrets: one desperate and extraordinary day.

In the high heat of an Indiana summer, news spreads fast. When Marvel, the local county seat, plans to… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


His gaze remains steady on his troubled narrators, caught in moments of crisis — spilling secrets, facing difficult choices.

In exploring the mind-set and complicity of the bystander and the connection between white women and black women in a racist, patriarchal culture, Hunt has addressed some especially timely issues.

I found this an odd book, with some insight into the time, but I found I didn’t really care about the characters and had only marginal interest in the lynchings (as does the book) as it seems a device to talk about the characters.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (February 07, 2017)

Parent ISBN: 9780316268325

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3 MB

Language: English


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