Indigo FieldPublisher: Regal House Publishing ISBN: 9781646033256Genre: FictionPrice: $22.96
In the rural South, a retired colonel in an upscale retirement community grieves the sudden death of his wife on the tennis court. On the other side of the highway, an elderly Black woman grieves the murder of her niece by a white man. Between them lies an abandoned field where three centuries of crimes are hidden, and only she knows the explosive secrets buried there. When the colonel runs into her car, causing a surprising amount of damage, it sparks a feud that sets loose the spirits in the Field, both benevolent and vengeful. In prose that’s been called “dazzling” and “mesmerizing,” in the animated voices of trees and birds and people, in Southern-voiced storytelling as deeply layered as that of Pat Conroy, Marjorie Hudson lays out the boundaries of a field that contains the soul of the South and leads us to a day of reckoning.
"Marjorie Hudson has created a place, a time, and a cast of characters sublimely brought to life in all their human complexity and has told their stories in prose as gorgeous as you will find. Indigo Field is a real triumph of storytelling worthy of any of this year's literary awards." --Sarah Goddin, McIntyre's Books
Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois and raised in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from American University with a degree in Journalism and Women’s Studies. After serving as features editor of National Parks Magazine, she moved to rural North Carolina, working as a freelance writer with a column interviewing nature photographers and publishing articles in Garden & Gun, American Land Forum, Wildlife in North Carolina, Our State Magazine, and North Carolina Literary Review. As copyediting chief for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, she encountered the work of contemporary Southern writers such as Jill McCorkle, Kaye Gibbons, and Clyde Edgerton for the first time. Inspired, she turned her hand to fiction writing, and her first story won a statewide award judged by Shannon Ravenel. She earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Author of Searching for Virginia Dare (nonfiction/memoir) and Accidental Birds of the Carolinas (stories, PEN/Hemingway shortlist), she lives with her husband, Sam, and feisty small terrier DJ, on a century farm in North Carolina, where she mentors writers and reads poetry to trees.
A mesmerizing story of loss, injustice, and revenge conspiring to darken the human heart—and the redemptive and unexpected ways the light comes in.—NYT bestselling Oprah author Sue Monk Kidd
Hudson digs beneath the surface of the contemporary Southern world and raises up stories long repressed— stories of Indigenous and Black heritage.—NYT Bestselling Oprah Author Lalita Tademy
Told with such superb skill, and a prose style that left me weeping, Marjorie has crafted a novel that will resonate with the reader long after the last page is turned.—Peter Mock. McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro, NC