Madison Smartt Bell’s “exciting and authentic” (Booklist, starred review) Devil’s Dream is now on sale. A powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary, of Civil War generals, Devil’s Dream is written with the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp of history that marked Madison Smartt Bell’s previous works, and gives us a wholly new vantage point from which to view this complicated American figure.
Don’t miss the author’s appearance with Robert Stone at KGB Bar in NYC on December 12, 2009 at 7 pm.
Praise for Devil’s Dream
“Many of Bell’s dreamlike images have the effect of ripples across water from a skipped stone—quick and close in the beginning, they slow, then disappear back into the smooth-as-glass water.”
“Rich descriptions of battles, accounts of the lives of the men who fought alongside Forrest, and the pure force of Forrest’s personality make this an engrossing read.”
“Brave, accomplished and utterly compelling, seamed with passages of haunting, lyrical beauty.” –Kirkus
“The unconventional structure and supernatural twist expand the narrative into an engaging examination of what it means to be free, a question that haunts Forrest through his life.”