In his careful articulation of faith and doubt, sin and self-delusion, allegiance to the church and self-glorification, Gwyn reveals himself as a writer of great heart and complexity, creating a world that burns with pain, love, and an odd kind of devotion.
|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
|Hachette Digital, Inc.
About the Author
Table of Contents
|Against the Pricks
|Dog on the Cross
What People are Saying About This
"The characters moving through Dog on the Cross will haunt you long after you put it down. They'll enter your dreams the way the best, most truthful gospel does."
—Tom Franklin, author of Hell a the Breech
"There aren't many writers anymore seriously considering old-testament-style sin and the possibility of redemption—of damnation even—in their work. Fewer still do so with as much wisdom and compassion as Aaron Gwyn. This is Flannery O'Connor territory and most writers suffer by comparison. Gwyn does not. Dog on the Cross is a stunning debut."
—Michael Knight, author of Goodnight, Nobody