Dancing Along THE FRINGES To The Sign Of Silence is Southern Gothic through and through.
A subgenre of Gothic fiction in American literature, the story takes place in the American South. The elements of deeply flawed, disturbing & eccentric characters, hoodoo, decayed & derelict settings, grotesque situations, & sinister events stemming from poverty, alienation, crime & violence are knitted like a finely spun web.
Join me in the reading of Dancing Along THE FRINGES To The Sign Of Silence! (A whole lot of Southern & more than a little wicked.) ELIZABETH MOZLEY @ElizabethMozley
“Put down that Harlan Coben or James Patterson book you’re reading and instead pick up this novel by Elizabeth Mozley. Why? We read to escape, but we also read to connect with characters who are a little bit like us. The distance that words written on a page provide allow us to experience excitement and danger vicariously. There is plenty of treachery in this novel, and there is an abundance of love. There is something about stories set in the American South like this one is. Like any good Southern Gothic there are graveyards and bastard children and nostalgia for the past. Through the five women around which this story unfolds, Mozley examines the values of the South such as loyalty and deeply ingrained decorum. That is not to say that all is well in Memphis. With the mix of strong women and coarse men, violence is never far away and the bonds of loyalty fray. There are entanglements aplenty with the usual culprit at the center…money and sex. The passages of dialogue ring true and the pacing of the story keeps you turning the pages. There is even travel to a place far away from Tennessee–both distance and culturally–that came as a surprise. If the old adage to write what you know is true, Mozley knows a thing or two… I think this book is worth your time reading…compelling dialogue makes an interesting movie. So what are you waiting for Hollywood? Option this book. It will be a hit on Netflix… Seriously, order it today.” Don Jacobson @BigSurfDon
Joe Wood & Susan Stone Evans guess what came in today~ the proof! “Dancing along THE FRINGES to the Sign of Silence” is in hand. Thank you, Joe for the gorgeous cover & Susan, thank you for interior layout.
FB post 2 years ago today, January 1, 2019: ——Bill Bradley said, “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” Didn’t make my self-imposed deadline, but I am 352 pages in & one chapter shy of finishing the novel. Then on to the re-write.
AmWriting after I play with the oldest granddaughter! #TheMemphisNovel ——
TODAY, I am excited to announce that Dancing Along THE FRINGES To The Sign Of Silence will publish in a few weeks!
Honestly, of all I’ve written, THE FRINGES has been the most enjoyable. I never knew in advance what Marilyn, the main character, would do. It wasn’t until pencil touched paper that the scene became clear; for once created, characters take control of their lives on paper, leaving the writer to document what they reveal.
Many times, I shook my head, paused and asked myself, “Am I willing to write this?”
You see, Marilyn Abbot Donati is unscrupulous, cunning, vengeful -and yet she is protective, caring, loyal. She does the unthinkable, unabashedly.
Don’t we all wish we could, at times?
THE FRINGES begs the reader to question ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’ The story is meant to make you uncomfortable.
A huge ‘thank you’ to Susan Evans for interior layout design & Joe Wood for painting such a fantastic cover- ah, the blood spatter!
I am so looking forward to seeing it in print & hope you all will join me in the reading.