, March 23, 2016
(view all comments by CJ Loiacono)
Having been born and raised in Georgia in this neck of the woods, every nuance of this novel struck a cord. I kept saying to myself, 'I know this guy' or 'I know that town'. You can drive around Georgia and see paper mills and the towns they affect to this day. Dudley is the kind of man who wants to make a difference, but he is an outsider - from Wisconsin! What he runs into is Southern politics, debutants, discrimination, an environmentalist who sings to his heart and two new friends who are from there but are just as "outside" as he is. I loved it from the first sentence. This is a must read! It has something for everyone!
— CJ Loiacono