Ken Burger has done it again! Our favorite newspaper columnist uses words like a surgeon’s scalpel to peel the skin off his native state, that asylum we all know as South Carolina, exposing its haunted history and some infamously flawed people who crawl out of his mangy imagination.
His second novel, Sister Santee, creates a perfect Palmetto State storm where changing times and racial realities torture every poor soul caught in the Sturm and Drang of the state’s self-imposed and natural disasters.
While focusing on the pine-scented swath known as Santee-Cooper Country, Ken takes us into the desperate dungeons of the State Mental Hospital on Bull Street, on a wild ride in a hijacked Air Force cargo plane, and inside the eye of a storm that changes the landscape and lives of everyone in its path.
So fasten your seatbelt, you’re in for a bumpy ride. Just like his first novel, Swallow Savannah, you won’t be able to put this one down.
- PAT CONROY
Written by Ken Burger
Hardcover with dust jacket
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