Jeff Newberry (Fiction, Poetry) | Tifton, GA
- A Visible Sign (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Blurbs, Press & Reviews
Brackish is an illuminating and pitch-perfect portrait of a region and a people, and Jeff Newberry’s wonderful collection also serves as a powerful demonstration of the role that the places we call home have in both shaping and cursing us. These haunting, evocative poems will stay with you for a very long time.
—Skip Horack, author of The Southern Cross and The Eden Hunter
In his stunning first novel, Newberry casts his hook into a shadowy mill town located along the sun-bright beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. A Stairway to the Sea is an utterly enthralling page-turner from start to finish.
—Sîan Griffiths, author of Borrowed Horses
Jeff Newberry has staked his literary claim on the Florida Panhandle, painting a vivid picture of life—and death—on the Gulf. He sets a scene so vivid, you’ll swear you smell the salt air and taste the cheap beer. Newberry populates his landscape with fully realized characters who keep you turning the page as the drama unfolds. Bravo for this much welcome debut.
—Victor Gischler, Edgar and Anthony Nominated author of Gun Monkeys, The Deputy, and Stay