Donald Harington, author of one of my favorite books, With
(2003), has a new novel coming out September 1 called Enduring
. His last publication, 2008's Farther Along
, felt like a throwaway (so much so that I put it aside after 100 pages). Enduring
, though, sounds promising and looks to be a major work.
In case you're unfamiliar, Harington's a one-of-a-kind. His stories, particularly those set in the fictional town of Stay More, Arkansas, are a fusion of Southern sensibilities, literary ambition, and magic realism, and have drawn comparison to the work of Garcia Marquez and Nabokov. Moreover, Harington's been praised by the likes of Peter Straub and Fred Chappell -- in short, I highly recommend getting lost in one of his books.