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Southern Gods

Southern Gods

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Trade Paperback - $14.99
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ISBN: 9781597802857
Published: 08/01/2011

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ISBN: 9781597803533
Published: 08/01/2011


A Memphis DJ hires recent World War II veteran Bull Ingram to find Ramblin’ John Hastur, a mysterious blues man whose dark, driving music — broadcast at ever-shifting frequencies by a phantom radio station — is said to make living men insane and dead men rise.

A bootlegged snippet of Hastur’s strange, brooding tune fills Bull with an inexplicably murderous rage. Driven to find the song’s mysterious singer, Bull hears rumors that the bluesman sold his soul to the devil. But as Bull follows Hastur’s trail into the eerie backwoods of Arkansas, he’ll learn there are forces much more malevolent than the Devil and reckonings more painful than Hell . . .

“A bit of H.P. Lovecraft, a touch of William Hjortsberg, Southern Gods is an effective combination of cosmic horror and southern gothic traditions. John Hornor Jacobs will turn heads with this debut.”
— Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Occultation

“Great Yuggoth, what a great debut novel! John Hornor Jacobs establishes himself as an author to heed.”
— W. H. Pugmire, author of The Tangled Muse

“Southern Gods is scary, smart, and effective both as Lovecraftian fiction and as a Southern Regional novel set in 1951.”
— David Drake