ANNOUNCEMENT: A Healthy Fear of Man (A Paul Little Novel) by Aaron Philip Clark
March 28, 2012
We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing the second Paul Little book, A Healthy Fear of Man, by Aaron Philip Clark.
A Healthy Fear of Man follows last years acclaimed The Science of Paul.
Set in the fictional county of Pharris, North Carolina—Christian, conservative, and facing fiscal bankruptcy. Pharris is a casualty of the economic downturn and the demise of big tobacco. And it’s where Paul Little, an ex-convict, begins a new life on his deceased grandfather’s farm. But his self-imposed exile is short-lived when he meets Beauford “Bo” Fellstone, a former sheriff and his grandfather’s old friend, and Gilly Catlett, a precocious girl with a dark secret.
Paul soon learns there is no justice in Pharris County. Rumors of wrongful convictions, corruption amongst county officials, and racial intolerance that echoes views of the past insure Paul’s life in Pharris will be an uphill battle.
A Healthy Fear of Man examines life in small-town America, where the past is not inconsequential, guilt and innocence are interchangeable, and every man is capable of murder.