"Twenty Grand, A Love Story" - the Last Word in Southern Noir Fiction

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Wild Caught Press releases "Twenty Grand, A Love Story" on April 21. The debut novel from Austin McLellan is a literary thriller set in the modern South.

"Twenty grand. That's a lot of money in a place like Sloetown. 'No tellin' what folks might do for money like that." — spoken by a man on a street corner in Memphis, Tennessee

Wild Caught Press (http://www.wildcaughtpress.com) publishes "Twenty Grand, A Love Story" on April 21. This first book from Austin McLellan is a riveting tale of blackmail, greed and ambition.

"Twenty Grand" opens as a murder mystery, but quickly becomes a tense, moving drama about faith and loss, class and race, love and betrayal —and finally, justice. Written in the style of a contemporary noir, Austin McLellan creates a rich, mythological world infused with the gritty realism of the modern city.

Wealthy businessmen, spurned wives, desperate lawyers, street people, faded aristocrats, tough cops, and an unlicensed PI inhabit a troubled landscape of conflict and desire. Driven by their own precarious situations, the desperate characters in "Twenty Grand" inspire respect, sympathy, even horror. Sharp dialogue and a vivid sense of place complete this outstanding debut effort.

About the Author ---

Austin McLellan has published fiction at Akashicbooks.com, and in the Bangalore Review, Stepaway Magazine, the Monarch Review, and In Recovery Magazine. His drama King Henry, Mayor was a finalist in the 2014 Tennessee Williams Play Contest.

In a previous life, Austin taught English and writing at universities in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has also operated an art gallery, developed software, and acted in a Shakespeare play. Austin lives in Memphis, Tennessee, where he develops real estate in the inner city, and writes. He has a BA, Philosophy from Rhodes College; an MA in Literature from the University of Memphis.

Austin McLellan is available for media appearances, interviews, and book-signings. He will appear at an Author Event at 1 PM, May 16, at That Bookstore in Blytheville. He will read from his novel and sign copies.

eBook and Print versions on sale at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00SORPVBY)

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