Washed in the Blood
They call him Rut. William Rutledge Elliott IV is Washed in the Blood, an almost born-again Baptist lying low on a remote island, skippering a seepy old freight barge and growing high-quality marijuana for a discerning clientele. While his chosen occupations are perilous, his life is peaceful and predictable until he discovers a strange track in an abandoned rice field, that of an animal officially extinct for over a century. Washed in the Blood is a wild and muddy romp through the South Carolina Lowcountry, a compelling tale and an unforgettable read.
About the Author
Roger Pinckney is the author of 15 books of fiction and non-fiction, including Reefer Moon and Blow the Man Down, also from Evening Post Books. He lives and works on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina — remote, beautiful, and sparsely settled.
“One of the most distinct American literary voices since William Faulkner.”
“Roger Pinckney is a fool, a fool for love, a fool for Voodoo, just a damned fool.”
“He’s brilliant and feral.”