Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.
"One of the most stunningly heartfelt, lump-in-your-throat novels I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you" * Becky Albertalli * "Written in his lyrical and clear-eyed style, Jeff Zentner's Goodbye Days is a gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming meditation on grief and forgiveness" * Nicola Yoon * "Heartbreaking and life-affirming" * Teen Vogue * "Haunting, complex, heartbreaking" -- Imogen Russell Williams * Metro * "A fantastic novel with vividly realised characters - a story about friendship, loss and the importance of letting people see who you really are" * INIS * "From the opening line, Zentner expertly channels Carver's distinctive voice as a 17-year-old writer turned "funeral expert"" * Publishers Weekly * "An absorbing effort with emotional and psychological integrity" * Booklist, starred review * "I cried, I gasped, and I laughed throughout this book. You feel yourself break and heal alongside Carver. This is one that will stick with you long after you read it." * Layla, Waterstones Bromley bookseller * "Zentner skillfully depicts his protagonist's inner turmoil and the beginnings of his recovery in an organic, frequently raw narrative." * Horn Book * "The characterisation is masterful ... Jeff Zentner is the real deal" * LoveReading *