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House of Cotton

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House of Cotton

A stunning, contemporary Black southern gothic novel about what it means to be a poor woman in the God-fearing south. Perfect for readers of MEXICAN GOTHIC and LUSTER.

Magnolia Brown is 19 years old, broke and effectively an orphan. She feels stuck and haunted: by her overdrawn bank account, her predatory landlord, and the ghost of her late grandmother Mama Brown.

One night, while working at her dead-end gas station job, a mysterious, slick stranger named Cotton walks in and offers to turn Magnolia’s luck around with a lucrative “modeling” job at his family’s funeral home. She accepts. But despite things looking up, Magnolia’s problems fatten along with her wallet. When Cotton’s requests become increasingly weird, Magnolia discovers there’s a lot more at stake than just her rent.

Sharp as a belted knife, this sly social commentary cuts straight to the bone. HOUSE OF COTTON will keep you mesmerized until the very last page.

House of Cotton
by Monica Brashears

  • Publication Date: April 4, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN-10: 1250851912
  • ISBN-13: 9781250851918