House of Prayer No. 2

Novelist Mark Richard (Fishboy) proves with this hypnotic memoir that his own life possesses the Southern Gothic allure of any tale by Faulkner or O'Connor. Crippled and ostracized as a youth, Richard embarks on a dark odyssey of Jim-Thompson magnitude.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.