Perdido River Bastard
by D.B. Patterson
Kindle Edition published 2014-08-13
Bestseller ranking: 2916
A Southern Multi-generational Family Saga About Race, Secrets, Love, Blood, Life, Death, and History
"The country road to hell and back is paved with the good intentions and secrets of Southern women."
Prodigal son Duddy Doogan has a promise to keep. He is going home, to a place where his eccentric storytelling kin await his first visit since his father went missing. Home to where a powerful river carves an age-old border between Florida and Alabama. Home to a family tree of hidden secrets, lies, memory, and skin colors—but there is nothing black and white about the mysteries buried in its roots. Haunted by the trauma of a terrifying childhood accident and the love of too many Southern women, Duddy must excavate the bones of his family history to put his own broken life back together. When tragedy suddenly strikes, a promise to return home becomes a dangerous quest to reclaim his father's remains from a long-lost ps...