The Stills by Jess Montgomery: New Excerpt

Prologue Wednesday, November 23, 1927 Thanksgiving Eve 8:42 a.m. Week before last, cold shooed warmth into a wish and a memory, then rattled tree limbs to leaflessness with one gnarly hand while gripping the earth with the other. Now on this cold earth Zebediah Harkins lies belly down in the shaggy brush line by an…