Yancey Williams’ latest novel, Rome & Joliet, opens with one Satchel Xavier Gilespie (that’s with one L) out traipsing around in the northeast Georgia woods with his new girlfriend. She’s nineteen years his junior. It’s hardly a nature walk. Hardly, either, some silly, introspective or transcendental commune with Mother Nature herself. And, it’s certainly not even another pig squealing happenstance with a bunch of good old boys from Dickey-land’s Deliverance. Oh, no. This is serious stuff.
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