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Mel Bay's Book of the Dead

Six-string and stompbox-themed stories culled from a bittersweet and simpler South, a grotesque and good-riddance South. Think Youth Fiction peppered with HBO cussin'. Not necessarily for the faint-of-heart, the high-minded literati, or maybe really anyone other than the writer himself.

Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather, and he releases lo-fi home recordings as Daily Worker. He is a 2018 and 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee, and also recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. His collection Backmasking was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, and his latest, My Heavens, is available from FutureCycle Press. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Cuidad Mante (1)
Joe Wheeler State Park (1)
Lafayette (10)


Lawrence (2)
Lafayette (9)
Travis (226)


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Louisiana (1,489)
Texas (2,882)


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United States (64,950)

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Edwards Plateau (159)
Cumberland Plateau (211)
Appalachian Mountains (1,111)
Great Plains (2,255)
Gulf Coast (USA) (2,573)
Deep South (4,776)