The Mullet Manifesto is a cry for the wild places, on the earth and in the heart. It is dirge for a time forever lost, a time we need now more than ever.
Essayist and novelist Roger Pinckney writes from beautiful and isolated Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. He is Senior Editor for Sporting Classics Magazine and a regular contributor to Gray's Sporting Journal, where excerpts from The Mullet Manifesto have previously appeared. The Mullet Manifesto is his fourth novel.
"Like Scout Finch and Mattie Ross and Ellen Foster before her, Vicky Finley has grit and will and insight, a wry eye for the world around her, and a deeply engaging way of finding there a place of her own."
-Michael Malone, author of Handling Sin
The Finleys learn firsthand how memories can betray us, how secrets of the past can burden the present, and how tragedy can test our resolve. And as Vicky ambitiously pursues her passion for cooking, honors a promise to her brother, and manages to bring a struggling community together, she discovers what really makes a family.
Without Grace is a heartening portrait of small-town life and a tender and triumphant coming-of-age tale about the complexities and comforts of family and the healing that comes with letting go of the past.