Molly

Kevin Honold

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Autumn House Press

Due to be published: 2nd Feb '22

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Description

A compelling story of characters enduring various hardships in rural New Mexico. This debut novel tells the story of nine-year-old Raymond, nicknamed “Ray Moon” by Molly, his adoptive caretaker, a waitress, and the former partner of his recently deceased uncle. These two outcasts rely on one another for survival, and their bond forms the heart of this book. Living in a trailer atop a mesa in the high desert of New Mexico in 1968, Raymond ages quickly amid hostile circumstances. With the help of a keen imagination that Molly inspires, he navigates various forms of loss and exploitation amid enduring hardship. Kevin Honold’s deft and trance-like prose is interspersed with sharp insights and brings attention to the displacement of Native Americans, the hardships of capitalism, the ills of misogyny, and the raw hurt of living a displaced or marginalized life. This is a story of endurance, memory, and unceasing change. Molly was selected by Dan Chaon as the winner of the 2020 Autumn House Fiction Prize.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 5 × 8 mm
Page Count 184