Join us on Tuesday, May 18 at 6pm PT when Kevin McIlvoy discusses his latest novel, One Kind Favor, with Peter Orner on Zoom!
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About One Kind Favor
Based loosely on a tragic real-life incident in 2014, ONE KIND FAVOR explores the consequences of the lynching of a young black man in rural North Carolina. After the lynching of Lincoln Lennox is discovered and subsequently covered up in the small fictional community of Cord, North Carolina, the ghosts who frequent the all-in-one bar and consignment shop take on the responsibility of unearthing the truth and acting as the memory for the town that longs to forget and continues to hate. A reimagined Kathy Acker, the groundbreaking literary icon, engages Lincoln in a love triangle and brings a transgressive post-punk aesthetic to the mission. The down-the-rabbit-hole satirical storytelling of ONE KIND FAVOR, Kevin McIlvoy's sixth novel, echoes Appalachian ghost stories in which haunting presences will, at last, have their way.
About Kevin McIlvoy
Kevin McIlvoy is the author of seven previous books: five novels, a book of short stories, and a book of prose poetry. He is a retired Regents Professor of Creative Writing from New Mexico State University and teaches at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Missouri Review, and other literary magazines. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Fiction. Based loosely on a tragic real-life incident in 2014; ONE KIND FAVOR explores the consequences of the lynching of a young black man in rural North Carolina.