Smart bets: Skip Horack

Photo by Sylvia Horack

“On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Roy is contacted by a teenage girl from California claiming to be his lost brother’s biological daughter,” reads the book description of The Other Joseph by Louisiana native Skip Horack. “Yearning for connection and the prospect of family, Roy embarks on a journey across America, visiting childhood haunts in the South to confront his troubled memories and history.” Just that glimpse into the story is as chilling as it is compelling, and early reviews (from the likes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson and Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia) suggest the novel lives up to its spooky promise. Horack’s book tour brings him to Malaprop’s on Friday, April 3, for a 7 p.m. reading and signing. Author photo by Sylvia Horack

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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