December 21, 2011

Wish List Wednesday #106: Greg Gifune's 'Saying Uncle'

This is a recurring blog segment in which I highlight a book on my wish list. Sometimes it's a new release, sometimes a beloved classic, and sometimes it's a hidden gem.

I think I first heard about Greg Gifune during an episode of Pod of Horror. That was nearly three years ago though, and I've never seen one of his books on a store shelf. So thank you, Internet. I've got a couple of Greg's novels on my wish list, including one published by Uninvited Books called Gardens of Night. The one that recently caught my eye is a novella put out by Delirium Press called Saying Uncle.

Here's the write-up via Goodreads:

Author Greg F. Gifune has crafted a journey of one man's voyage into the darkness of the past with the pace of a thriller but the poetic and thoughtful writing he has become known and praised for by critics and readers alike. A lyrical, complex and mysteriously enchanting novel that delves deeply into the dark side of family, friendship, love, grief, loyalty, revenge, and ultimately, redemption, Saying Uncle is a lean but thought-provoking novel about crimes of the past and the scars they leave behind. A study of violence and spirituality, of a family torn apart by a senseless act of brutality and the equally brutal aftermath that haunts them still, Saying Uncle is at once elegant, horrific, emotionally shattering, and sadly beautiful. A remarkable novel from the author of Dominion, Blood In Electric Blue, and The Bleeding Season.

It sounds really promising, and if it's good enough for Robert Dunbar and Teresa Frohock, who both praised it heavily, it's good enough for me.

Have you read any of Greg Gifune's work? What would you recommend?

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