Published on November 8th, 2022 | by TLV News1
Tyler Keith is in Conversation with Ace Atkins for “The Mark of Cain” at Off Square Books Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, November 9th | 5:30 PM @ Off Square Books
Join Square Books for local musician, writer, and friend Tyler Keith’s book launch for his debut novel The Mark of Cain.
About the Book
In a world that has changed much during the six years he’s been in prison, Ronnie Harrison struggles to piece together a new life from the wreckage of his old one. As a condition of his early parole, Ronnie must
stay at a halfway house for ex-cons called Camp Eden, where things are not exactly what they seem. As Ronnie realizes that he may still be imprisoned, a man from his past, Travis Campbell, shows up to bring Ronnie back into the world that led him to prison the first time. A rough world of moonshine, marijuana, and meth, which also happens to be the Harrison family’s business. Eventually, Ronnie’s struggle for a new life brings everything to a head in a violent revealing conclusion.
Tyler Keith‘s debut novel is delivered in a deft hand, detailing the landscape of his native Florida panhandle as intimately as his complex characters.
About the Author
Tyler Keith was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida. He moved to Mississippi at eighteen and received a degree in English Literature at the University of Mississippi where he studied writing under Barry Hannah. He spent the next 20 years writing songs and playing in the bands the Neckbones, Tyler Keith and the Preacher’s Kids, Tyler Keith and the Apostles, and Teardrop City, making 14 albums and
touring in the U.S. and Europe. In 2013 he wrote and performed in a musical play called “the Outlaw Biker.” He returned to the University of Mississippi and received a master’s degree in Southern Studies and a M.F.A. in Documentary Expression. This is his first novel.
About the Host
Ace Atkins is the author of twenty-eight books, including eleven Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which, The Ranger and The Lost Ones, were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he has a third Edgar nomination for his short story “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”). He is the author of nine New York Times-bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times and a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and he played defensive end for Auburn University football.