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.

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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.”