Black August
Fiction
5.5 x 8.5, 232 pp.
Pub Date: 12/13/2011
  paper
Price:        $24.95

978-1-933896-75-5

Published by Texas Review Press
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Black August

William Harrison

William Harrison is the author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, two major screenplays, essays and travel pieces. He was the co-founder of the writing program at the University of Arkansas and still lives in Fayetteville.

Six couples from Austin, Texas, have vacationed on Lake Como in Italy during the month of August for the last seven years.  This year they learn that during this month for the last seven years  little girls have gone missing around the lake. One of them, Harry,  the photographer, suspects that one of their group is the killer. His  accusations eventually alienate him from the group—and even his  wife. When they all return to Texas he continues his investigations until he discovers the identity of the killer and faces him in the violent climax. A mystery with a set of vivid characterizations, Black August explores Americans abroad, the question of evil, and the story of a marriage in crisis.

WILLIAM HARRISON is the author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, two major screen plays, essays and travels pieces. He is the co-founder of the writing program at the University of Arkansas and still lives in Fayetteville.

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