Forthcoming in June, Charles Dodd White’s gorgeously detailed antipastoral novel A Shelter of Others has already made great impressions on readers and test audiences, including esteemed and fellow “grit lit” author Frank Bill (Crimes in Southern Indiana, Donnybrook, both Farrar, Straus & Giroux) who remarked after reading: “Charles Dodd White’s writing is dark, gothic and steeped in a voice that is all his own. A Shelter of Others confronts what it means to be human.”

In near unison, breakthrough author David Joy (Where All Light Tends to Go, Putnam) told us: “It would be easy to draw comparisons to Harry Crews, Ron Rash, or James Salter, but to do so would overlook a voice uniquely his own. Charles Dodd White whittles language down to its most beautiful form. His prose has been pared to poetry. Simple as that.”

Fiddleblack is releasing A Shelter of Others on June 6, and White plans to begin a book tour shortly thereafter. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted on updates regarding the book’s trailer and availability in alternate formats.

Keep yourself posted on advance praise for A Shelter of Others by visiting the Goodreads page where a number of folks have already given positive remarks.