Tiffany Quay Tyson
- Title: The Past Is Never
- Author: Tiffany Quay Tyson
- ISBN: 9781510726826
- Page: 297
- Format: Hardcover
A compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, magical realism, and the search for a missing child.Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry According to their father, it s the devil s place, a place that s been cursed and forgotten But Mississippi Delta summer days are sA compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, magical realism, and the search for a missing child.Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry According to their father, it s the devil s place, a place that s been cursed and forgotten But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot and they can t resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water Until the day six year old Pansy disappears Not drowned, not lost simply gone.After years with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive, Bert and Willet have tried to move on But as surely as their mother died of a broken heart, they can t let go So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south Deep in the murky depths of the Florida Everglades they may find the answer to Pansy s mysterious disappearance but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies.Perfect for fans of Flannery O Connor and Dorothy Allison, The Past Is Never is an atmospheric, haunting story of myths, legends, and the good and evil we carry in our hearts.
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On a hot summer day, Bert, Willet, and Pansy went swimming swimming in the quarry in Missippi Delta. They were not allowed to swim there since it was known to be cursed. Their father always told them that it was evil, the devil's place. Bert and Willet wander off and when they come back, Pansy has disappeared. Not drowned, not lost simply gone. Pansy is only 6 years old. They keep looking and hunting for her. They looked years for her. They were Pansy's brother and sister. Their mother died of a [...]
Southern Gothic takes us to the Mississippi Delta and a quarry said to be evil, cursed. Three siblings told to give a berth to this quarry, instead it becomes a place they regularly go to swim. Something horrible happened here in the past, bug the past is never, it is carried inside the person or inside a place that has seen the evil of man. Something terrible happens on this the three siblings last day, and changes their lives forevermore.Fantastic characters, all terribly flawed as the most in [...]
4 mesmerizing, mysterious, magical stars to The Past Is Never ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This is a hard book to describe at first thought! I read Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut, Three Rivers, and adored it. It was a simple book with beautiful writing and a story of family. I was thrilled when I saw she had a new book coming out. Once again, Tyson focused on family. Three siblings, Bert, Willett, and Pansy go swimming at the forbidden local rock quarry, and one of them disappears. It’s a story o [...]
Wow! So many great books that I have read since my little reading break! I loved this one and what an absolutely wonderful ending!!!Review to follow soon!Thank you so much to Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!
4 Stars.Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, siblings, Bert, Willet and Pansy, don’t have the easiest life, but they have each other. Pansy is the youngest, the favorite and is spoiled rotten. Their mom treats her like royalty and when he’s around (which isn’t often), their dad dotes on her. They live in a place that is full of legends and is said to be cursed. Unexplainable things have happened in this place. Bad things. Is it legend, the curse, or do bad things happen to bad people? The [...]
”Old black water, keep on rollin'Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?“Keep on shinin' your lightGonna make everything, everythingGonna make everything all rightAnd I ain't got no worries'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all.” -- Black Water, Doobie Brothers, lyrics by Patrick Simmons "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." - William FaulknerThe Mississippi Delta is known for many things, it is the birthplace of the Blues, it is home to many [...]
SUCH a GOOD book!! Southern fiction at its best. I hope everyone reads this beautiful story!
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