From Denver comes noted fiction writer and creative writing teacher Laird Hunt with a powerful new novel set in the antebellum South, Kind One (Coffee House Press). "Laird Hunt's Kind One, about two slave girls who take their white mistress into captivity, is a profound meditation on the sexual and racial subconscious of America. Nothing is sacred here. Savagery begets savagery. Women commit unspeakable violence, wives are complicit in their husbands' crimes, slave girls learn to be as brutal as the masters who have raped and whipped them ... in this gorgeous and terrifying novel." - Danzy Senna. "There is always a surprise in the voice and in the heart of Laird Hunt's storieswith its echoes of habit caught in a timeless dialect, so we can see the world he gives as if new." - Michael Ondaatje.