On Sale: December 31, 2018
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Christopher J. Yates’s cult hit Black Chalk
introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary writer who
could write a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental
puzzle, and with characters so absorbing that readers are
immediately gripped. Yates’s new book does not disappoint.
Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly
plotted Rashomon-style tale. The year is 1982; the setting,
an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City.
There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of
timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew, and
Hannah—are bound together by a terrible and seemingly
senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City,
living lives their younger selves never could have
predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating
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