Rare Birds of Coastal Alabama

By Brian Austin Darnell

General fiction | Paperback, eBook

In the small mill town of Pressley near the Alabama coast during the summer of 1970, within its traditional blue collar, Deep South culture, great social changes are astir and a diverse array of characters – a neglected husband, a disillusioned preacher, a single mother, an abused wife, a flower child runaway, an orphaned loner and a fatherless boy, through adventures in birdwatching and catfishing, hallucinogenic trips, adulterous affairs, fist fights and prayer vigils, seek a way out of their loneliness, isolation and despair. Rare Birds of Coastal Alabama tells of their various evolving, disparate, connecting and intertwining stories.

Brian Austin Darnell is the author of two novels- Aubry's Vigil and Rare Birds of Coastal Alabama. Both novels are rooted in the US Southern storytelling tradition. He has also published three books of spiritual poetry - The Garden of Surrender, A Jewel in the Dust and Spoken For, exploring themes of God, divine love, spiritual surrender and life in duality. He is also a singer-songwriter with a...


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