Michael Farris Smith

MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH is a native Mississippian who has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland. He is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award and has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South Magazine, and more. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.

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Desperation Road

For eleven years the clock was ticking for Russell Gaines in Parchman Penitentiary. Now he’s completed his sentence, Russell believes he’s paid his debt. But when he returns home, he discovers that revenge – alive and kicking – surrounds him. Meanwhile, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the […]