Where the Sun Shines Out A Novel Kevin Catalano
A suspenseful literary debut for fans of Dennis Lehane and Tom Franklin examining the aftershocks of survival—and the price of salvation.

In the blue-collar town of Chittenango, New York, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, two young boys are abducted from the annual Oz Fest and taken to a cabin in the woods. When they are next seen, ten-year-old Dean has escaped by swimming across Oneida Lake holding his brother's dead body. But when he returns, he and the world he knew have both changed irrevocably. In the years that follow, Dean, his family, and the town struggle to cope with the collateral damage of this unspeakable act of violence. From drug addiction to abandonment, it becomes clear that the reverberations of trauma are far-reaching—and the path to redemption is pockmarked, twisted, and often hidden from view.

In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, Where the Sun Shines Out unites its characters around the themes of families, trauma, and the terrible things people do to each other under the guise of doing their best.
TitleWhere the Sun Shines Out
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorKevin Catalano
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published3 October 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Kevin Catalano was born in Chittenango, NY, and met all of the surviving Munchkin actors as a child. His stories have appeared in [PANK], Gargoyle Magazine, Used Furniture Review, storySouth, Surreal South '13, Exigencies Anthology, and others. He received an MFA from Rutgers-Newark, and he lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Advance praise for Where the Sun Shines Out

"I f*cking loved this book . . . Natural, conversational prose and characters that very well might live across the street from all of us populate this story of how a simple decision can define all the lives around us . . . I'll dare to bet this novel will be talked about for many, many years to come." — Brian Panowich, award-winning author of Bull Mountain

"Where the Sun Shines Out is one of those rare stories that makes the world around you disappear—pulling you into a tense and dysfunctional narrative that ultimately leaves you shaking and spent. Kevin Catalano is an author to watch, a powerful voice that needs to be read." — Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and editor of Exigencies

"I read this novel in one sitting. How does a person redeem a real life nightmare? Kevin Catalano portrays the full ramifications with an astute eye and great wisdom. He can't write his next book fast enough for me." —Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming and Think of England

"Through a series of emotional aftershocks, Kevin Catalano's Where the Sun Shines Out centers on identity, sexuality, and the abiding nature of family and home place; this arresting novel striking in an instant yet unspooling its trauma throughout interconnected stories gripped by prescience. Unsettling and deeply felt, a book that reminds us fate won't be outrun." — Erin McKnight, founding editor and publisher of Queen's Ferry Press and firthFORTH Books

"Where the Sun Shines Out is a beautifully written psychological thriller that explores with depth and compassion the psychological price of survival. Kevin Catalano has written a compelling novel full of memorable characters whose many perspectives demonstrate the far reaches of a single criminal act." — Lee Zacharias, author of The Only Sounds We Make
ISBNs: 9781510721999 978-1-5107-2199-9 Title: where the sun shines out category:FIC 
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