In July’s book review, reviewer Ben Gilbert examines R. Cathey Daniels’s Live Caught, out this April from Black Lawrence Press. “I sense truth in [Daniels’s] landscapes,” Gilbert writes, “movement of river currents and the hot still air of a North Carolina summer. And behind this truth lies a terrifying darkness.” Read the full review at the link below.
R. Cathey Daniels grew up in Western North Carolina where her debut novel, Live Caught, is set; a novel welling from the heart. I sense truth in her landscapes, movement of river currents and the hot still air of a North Carolina summer. And behind this truth lies a terrifying darkness.
From the first perplexing paragraph, it was me who was caught, and by the time that page had finished, I had visions of Hogarth’s etchings and Picasso’s Guernica, scenes in which everyone’s got something bad happening, and if they don’t, it’s coming anyway. No one is safe, not even the reader. That’s the visual potency of Daniels’s writing.