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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473545137
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
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Kind One




An unforgettable tale of slavery in the American South

An unforgettable tale of slavery in the American South


Once I lived in a place where demons dwelled. I was one of them.

Ginny lives on her husband’s pig farm ninety miles from nowhere. Far from the paradise she was promised, this is a bleak place and her husband, Linus, a cruel master. His girls, Cleome and Zinnia, are Ginny’s only friends, but when Linus’ attentions turn to them, Ginny is torn. When Linus dies, things change for everyone.

They helped me, but I never helped them.

  • Pub date: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473545137
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt is the author of six novels, a collection of stories and two translations. Kind One was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and his last novel, Neverhome, won the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine and The Bridge Prize and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger. He teaches in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Denver, where he edits the Denver Quarterly. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

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Praise for Kind One

“One of the most talented young writers on the American scene today”

Paul Auster

“There is always a surprise in the voice and in the heart of Laird Hunt’s stories – with its echoes of habit caught in a timeless dialect, so we see the world he gives us as if new”

Michael Ondaatje

“Gorgeous and terrifying”

Danzy Senna

“Profoundly imaginative, strikingly original, deeply moving”

Kirkus, starred review


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