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DEBUT NOVEL BY ANDREW K. CLARK

where dark
things grow

BOOKS

ALL ANDREW K. CLARK BOOKS

JESUS IN THE TRAILER

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Above all else, the poetry in Jesus in the Trailer evokes a cogent sense of place.  Whether addressing police violence on the cobblestone streets of Savannah, the loss of a loved one to dementia, or coming of age in a trailer park in Appalachia, these poems address matters of faith, death, love, lust, and beauty while not masking the pain of Southern history.

Publisher: Main Street Rag Press

WHERE DARK THINGS GROW

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In the midst of the Great Depression, fifteen-year-old Leo grapples with family turmoil and madness, while discovering an enchanted wulver from ancient folklore. Seeking revenge, Leo unleashes forces beyond his control, leading to a harrowing journey with his spitfire friend Lilyfax. As they search for Leo's missing father they become embroiled in a plot to traffick young women. Any hope of saving the girls requires confronting dark forces lurking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. "Where Dark Things Grow" blends horror, folklore, and magical realism in a gripping 1930s bildungsroman.

Publisher: Cowboy Jamboree Press

THE RUMOR MILL

Jesus in the Trailer is an intimate and sobering look at the South, at faith, at youth and aging. Clark’s poems are as tangible as red clay, with an appreciation for the rustic and a reverence for time. From start to finish, this is a truly captivating collection. You'll return to it again and again.

ARIEL FELTON

NY TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

Jesus in the Trailer is a work of brutal splendor, in which single pages carry the weight of whole novels and redemption flickers in the blood and hay of childhood memories. Clark sounds the gothic rhythms of old-time religion and devil's blues, alternately exhorting and confessing, calling us to burn bright and sleep deep -- to hold close the ones we hold dear.

TAYLOR BROWN

AUTHOR OF REDNECKS

As haunting as all fireside stories should be. Where Dark Things Grow will make you sleep with the lights on.

JASON MOTT

AUTHOR OF HELL OF A BOOK

Where Dark Things Grow is a chilling, poetic debut. With gorgeous language and gothic ghosts, Andrew K. Clark will break your heart on one page and make your skin crawl on the next.

IVY POCHODA

AUTHOR OF SING HER DOWN

Bio

BIO

Image of Andrew Clark, sitting on the steps of an old house in a black t-shirt and jeans.

Andrew K. Clark is a writer from Asheville, NC where his people settled before The Revolutionary War. His poetry collection, Jesus in the Trailer was published by Main Street Rag Press and short-listed for the Able Muse Book Award. His debut novel, Where Dark Things Grow,

is forthcoming from Cowboy Jamboree Press September 10, 2024. His work has appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, UCLA’s Out of Anonymity, Appalachian Review, Rappahannock Review, The Wrath Bearing Tree, and many other journals. He received his MFA from Converse College. 

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