Hidden in the mountains of East Tennessee, an eleven-year-old goes about the business of being a boy during the summer of 1970. Within a balance of terror and innocence, he bears silent witness to ghosts of the dead and the cruelties of a teenage killer while local justice plays out in a community carved from legacies of coal mining and religion.
It's 1982. A socially inept college drop-out is thoroughly dissatisfied that his knowledge of life has been derived from television and misinterpretations of 20th-century literature. Fixated on the belief that suffering will lead to Wisdom, he decides that New Orleans is the perfect destination to immerse himself in despair and abject misery.
The idea behind Hekate's Gold Classics Series is to bring brilliant often overlooked books to the public in affordable formats.
We are awaiting permission from the translator's estate to publish this annotated edition pairing Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat with Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Double, both translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett.
Authors in the works are Edgar Allan Poe, E.T.A. Hoffmann and HG Wells.