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Friday, August 16th, 2013 by

Sailing to Alluvium by John PritchardJohn Pritchard’s new novel Sailing to Alluvium — hilarious, poignant, and potent — will arrive on shelves this October. Sailing to Alluvium is a follow-up to Pritchard’s two previous novels: Junior Ray, named one of Barnes and Noble’s top “Sensational Debuts” for 2005, and The Yazoo Blues, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Prichard continues the madcap adventures of Junior Ray and his sidekick Voyd Mudd, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage. Sailing to Alluvium is another brilliant, bumbling burlesque with an unforgettable cast of characters deeply rooted in the Mississippi Delta, a place both real and imaginary. The novel revolves around obsessions, underneath which lies the dark history of a class conflict that existed in the Deep South, not among black and white but between the white “haves” and the white “have-nots.”

The Tunica Times wrote of Yazoo Blues that “sandwiched amongst the profanity and explicit sexual content is some of the most beautiful writing the reader is likely to encounter. Pritchard’s prose and poetry is so beautiful, in fact, that it will make anyone who has ever aspired to fiction writing weep with envy. He understands the truth of the Mississippi Delta in ways only a son of the Delta can.”

Pritchard stars in a book trailer for Sailing to Alluvium and also an extended video, both available on YouTube.

You can also download an excerpt from Sailing to Alluvium as a PDF or eBook.

Follow Junior Ray on Twitter! Junior Ray Loveblood himself shares his wit and wisdom on Twitter; you can also get the latest information on Sailing to Alluvium events and signings by following @JuniorRaybook.

Sailing to Alluvium by John Pritchard will be available in October 2013 from NewSouth Books, Amazon, or your favorite bookstore.

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