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Poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old Though Billie was there when the accident happened she has no memory of that day and she hasn’t been back to the South sinceThirty years later Billie returns but her father’s home is unnervingly secluded her only neighbors are the McGees the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery As Bi. The Southern mystery with a strong sense of place is not a new genre but it is a mostly white one It s wonderful to see Chanelle Benz join the field with THE GONE DEAD which feels like it belongs with other Mississippi set modern work from writers like Jesmyn Ward and Kiese Laymon Most would probably classify this as a literary crime novel it has a slow pace and no big payoff but once you get past the first few chapters it s uite addictiveBillie James had an unusual childhood taken from place to place by her white mother Her black father was a poet who died when Billie was a toddler after her parents had already split up After her mother s death Bill

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An electrifying first novel from “a riveting new voice in American fiction” George Saunders A young woman returns The Gone eBook #202 to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father’s life and deathBillie James’s inheritance isn’t much a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta The house once belonged to her father a renowned black. The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz is a 2019 Ecco publication Race related crimes from the past continue to painfully haunt those living in the present in this tense and timely southern mystery This is a short novel but it still packs a punch The story is centered around Billie James a young woman who inherited some money and a run down barely habitable home in Mississippi Upon arrival Billie hopes she can learn about her father who had been a renowned black poet But her inuiries are met with a slew of roadblocks as nearly everyone seems to be warning her off Although Billie was around when her father died a death ruled an accident she was only four yea

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Llie encounters the locals she hears a strange rumor that she herself went missing on the day her father died As the mystery intensifies she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in dangerInventive gritty and openhearted The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race justice and memory that lays bare the long concealed wounds of a family and a country.. I spent one long hot summer in the Mississippi Delta back in the mid Eighties My Boston accent and northern roots made it impossible for me to blend in and the fact that it was less than twenty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King was completely lost on me at the time I was young and idealistic and I couldn t see or understand the ugliness where I lived or where I visited to that point in my life While I met many lovely people and became enad with their Southern hospitality their gorgeous accents the strong sense of family and the beyond delicious food I also saw and heard things that bring me goosebumps to this day A sense of forebo


10 thoughts on “The Gone Dead

  1. says:

    The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz is a 2019 Ecco publication Race related crimes from the past continue to painfully haunt those living in the present in this tense and timely southern mystery This is a short novel but it still packs a punch The story is centered around Billie James a young woman who inherited some money a

  2. says:

    A debut novel of history and family in the Mississippi delta Billie her father found dead in what was called an accident when she was four returns to the Delta in what she hopes is a short visit Her mother recently gone as well she wants to see what is basically little than a shack and to visit her uncle her father's much young brother She finds than she expected and finds herself the target of those who do no

  3. says:

    C'mon nowThe Gone Dead takes you by the hand and slow walks you through the uneven roads of the Mississippi Delta At first you feel a distant beckoning and the weight of the humid air bogging down on you as you near the swampy creeks And then comes the rapid motion of that yank on your torso as you find yourself diving right inBillie James has not been back for over thirty years She had left her past life in Mississippi and went

  4. says:

    In 2002 when Billie inherits the house in which her father Clifton died 30 years before she returns to Mississippi and discovers that his death had not been as straight forward as it appeared Clifton had been a well known black poet and was divorced from his white wife Pia Billie was 4 when her father died I enjoyed the dialogue and the characters particularly Billie her uncle Dee and her father’s girlfriend Carlotta I also admired Billi

  5. says:

    The Southern mystery with a strong sense of place is not a new genre but it is a mostly white one It's wonderful to see Chanelle Benz join the field with THE GONE DEAD which feels like it belongs with other Miss

  6. says:

    35 starsI thought this started out strong with an intriguing hook When Billie travels to her birthplace in rural Mississi

  7. says:

    I spent one long hot summer in the Mississippi Delta back in the mid Eighties My Boston accent and northern roots made it impossible for me to blend in and the fact that it was less than twenty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King was completely lost on me at the time I was young and idealistic and I couldn’t see or underst

  8. says:

    Read the whole thing in a day because I couldn't put it down This is a literary mystery set in Mississippi about a woman who returns to her father's hometown to find out the truth about his death Officially it was ruled an accident but the reaction of locals including her own family members as she investigates makes it clear there's to the story I was totally sucked in so atmospheric I could practically feel the sticky

  9. says:

    Just ok I felt there were too many extraneous characters and the plot was not very original 25⭐️

  10. says:

    The Mississippi Delta was the center of many of the most notable events of America’s Civil Rights struggle of the mid 20th century Thus when I learned that this novel was set in the Mississippi Delta region I was on the lookout for

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