Bill Cheng received a BA in creative writing from Baruch College and is a graduate of Hunter College's MFA program. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife. SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG is his first novel.
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor, Bill Cheng’s SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG is an epic literary debut in which the bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In its aftermath, one young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past.