Taylor Brown is one of our favorite Southern authors to come along lately, and his debut novel, Fallen Land, has become a Civil War standard on our bookshelves. We are super excited to welcome him back with his second book, The River of Kings.
Told in three braided timelines, this is the story of two brothers paddling back against the past to spread their father’s ashes on Georgia’s Altamaha River. It’s also the story of that father’s secret life, the history of the river itself, and the monsters that lurk beneath the surface. A powerful, beautifully-crafted book that illuminates place in a singular, indelible way.
Taylor grew up on the Georgia coast. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The North Carolina Literary Review, The Southwest Review, The Baltimore Review, Chautauqua, Garden & Gun, The Rumpus, CutBank, storySouth, and many others. An Eagle Scout, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005. He settled in Wilmington, NC, after long stints in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of North Carolina. He is the editor-in-chief of BikeBound.com, and he enjoys old motorcycles, thunderstorms, and White Dog Mash #1.