The Book of Secrets
Johnson Cannon, Erika
University of the South , School of Letters thesis 2023 , School of Letters , Southern Gothic literature , Family Saga , fiction , literary fiction
The Book of Secrets tells the story of fathers, sons and grandsons struggling with who they are and who they are expected to be, versions of themselves that are at odds with one another. Victims of generational supposition and cultural seasons, the pith of the Preston men oozes out and creates a mess that the most unlikely of descendants will clean up.