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The Salt Palace, by Darren Defrain

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The Salt Palace, by Darren Defrain

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The marvel of this gritty and propulsive first novel is that Darren DeFrain, right out of the gates, has staked claim on a wild new territory of desperate love, alienation, heartbreak, and redemption. A stranger in his own land, our hero Brian is driving across America to find himself or to lose himself, he’s not sure which. He’s got a passenger with him—Randy, a one-armed Mormon Lone Ranger, a character as memorable as any in contemporary fiction, and there’s room for one more.

Praise

“With the publication of The Salt Palace, we welcome a brave new voice to American fiction. Darren DeFrain is one hell of a writer. The marvel of this gritty and propulsive first novel is that DeFrain, right out of the gates, has staked claim on a wild new territory of desperate love, alienation, heartbreak, and redemption. A stranger in his own land, our hero Brian is driving across America to find himself or to lose himself, he’s not sure which. He’s got a passenger with him—Randy, a one-armed Mormon Lone Ranger, a character as memorable as any I’ve met in contemporary fiction, and there’s room for one more. So hop on in, but strap on your seatbelt and hold on to your hat. The road’s a little bumpy up ahead.” —John Dufresne, author of Deep in the Shade of Paradise

"Thoughtful, deadpan, shot through with comic inspiration, it’s a debut worth doing the wave for." --J. Robert Lennon, author of Mailman

"This novel is an engaging debut by a writer to watch.” --Ron Carlson, author of A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories

"I loved this novel, its risks and realities.” --Debra Monroe, author of The Source of Trouble

ABOUT DARREN DEFRAIN

Darren Defrain is the author of the story collection Inside & Out and the novel The Salt Palace. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and daughters, and he directs the Wichita State University writing program.