Glenn Taylor was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. His first novel, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Taylor lives in Chicago with his wife and three sons.
"Taylor's socially astute and fast-moving sophomore novel is
earthy, authentic, and a testament to his literary
talent."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Taylor has created a remarkably complex, soulful, and provocative historical novel righteous in its perspective on America's struggle to live up to its core beliefs."--Booklist (starred review)