In the rural South, a retired colonel in an upscale retirement community grieves the sudden death of his wife on the tennis court. On the other side of the highway, an elderly Black woman grieves the murder of her niece by a white man. Between them lies an abandoned field where three centuries of crimes are hidden, and only she knows the explosive secrets buried there. When the colonel runs into her car, causing a surprising amount of damage, it sparks a feud that sets loose the spirits in the Field, both benevolent and vengeful. In prose that’s been called “dazzling” and “mesmerizing,” in the animated voices of trees and birds and people, in Southern-voiced storytelling as deeply layered as that of Pat Conroy, Marjorie Hudson lays out the boundaries of a field that contains the soul of the South and leads us to a day of reckoning.
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by Marjorie Hudson
REGAL HOUSE PUBLISHING | RELEASE DATE: MARCH 14, 2023 | ISBN 9781646033256
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“Mesmerizing . . . redemptive”
—Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings
“One of the rising novelists of the American South”
—Lenard Moore, author of Long Rain and The Geography of Jazz
“Dazzling. . . . A story for all time”
—Walter Bennett, author of Leaving Tuscaloosa and The Last First Kiss
Marjorie’s debut novel, Indigo Field, is forthcoming from Regal House Publishing in March 2023. “It took me thirty years to write,” she says. “But it was worth it.” A novel of the contemporary South and the weight of centuries of hidden history, Indigo Field has already won attention from Southern writers and influencers.