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Family Meeting by Miles Demott.. Darkly humorous, this modern Southern gothic will split your sides as it examines the peccadilloes of a prominent Charleston family divesting itself of a privately held bank, the ghost of its paterfamilias, and a particularly troublesome chess problem.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"This enterprising first-time novelist has created an intriguing, imaginative saga with characters some readers in Montgomery, Alabama, where the author holds forth, may think they recognize. DeMott says they don’t, though; it’s all fiction. ."

Julia Oliver

"... (T)his bold debut novel explores the family behind the curtain, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, working the levers and buttons feverishly to maintain images and expectations they neither completely understand nor even begin to share as they span the generations, demonstrating that in both Charleston and the Camber family, surprises await behind the carefully-constructed facades.."

The Publisher

Author bio: Growing up in South Georgia, Miles DeMott always wanted to be a writer and has worked toward that goal for most of his life, including doctoral research on the writing process.  Turning from academic prose to literary fiction, he has been able to capitalize on his vivid imagination and knack for storytelling, creating well-developed characters who struggle with compelling and foundational human questions in his debut novel, Family Meeting.  He lives and writes in Alabama where he shepherds a small flock of diverse business interests and chases three dreams: his bride, the right words, and the perfect story. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (329 pp. Fast read: Print edition)

Publisher Website: 9780982935804

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