A Broken Reed: Mayhaven's Award for Fiction by Ron Miller

By Ron Miller

“...a scintillating story of a super fourteen-year-old boy’s lack of innocence and initiation into the horrors of evil....Ron Miller’s skill to depict existence within the rural South...and a sweeping parade of characters...evokes thoughts of William Faulkner. Skillfully combining a large wisdom of literary classics, cars, Southern tradition and the human psyche, Miller weaves a compelling tale of homicide, intrigue and mystery.” —Harry Eugene Rose

“Ron Miller’s award-winning, coming-of-age novel, A damaged Reed, is a must-read for these fascinated about the southern literary experience....the novel is way greater than the sordid recounting of a sickening crime: it's microcosm of the southern adventure in a small city within the overdue 1950’s. Miller weaves a desirable tapestry of characters strong and evil, powerful and susceptible, uncomplicated and fascinatingly advanced. His ear for dialect and sensitivity to descriptive writing increase lots of his passages to poetry. Readers will locate themselves enmeshed in a wealthy international of stories, a few startlingly reasonable, a few painfully photograph, a few mythic of their dream-like qualities.” —Louise Edwards Sowa

“It is, certainly, a fantastically written novel and the most effective to come back out of the South in decades.” —Elise Sanguinetti

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