“I Have Always Distrusted Realism”: An Interview With Jarret Middleton

It begins with a hint of the familiar: Jordan, a hard-living musician, returning to his hometown for his brother’s wedding, awaiting the legacy of familial conflict that awaits him. That’s how Jarret Middleton‘s new novel┬áDarkansas starts, and quickly takes a turn for the ominous and surreal. Jordan’s familial legacy turns out to be much more complex than he’s realized, and when a pair of uncanny figures with their own agenda arrive on the scene, the tension becomes even more gut-wrenching. […]

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