Edward A. Farmer is a native of Memphis, Tennessee where he journaled and cultivated stories his entire childhood. He is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in English and Psychology, and recipient of the MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award for creative writing. He currently lives and writes in Pasadena, California.
PALE: A Novel
Available May 19, 2020 from Blackstone Publishing
No worker is safe when the vengeful Misses of a Mississippi cotton plantation begins flirting with one of the black farmhands during the summer of 1966. Just one of the many secrets that envelops the Kern house, Jesse and Fletcher, sons of the housemaid Silva, arrive that summer never knowing this harvest will transform their lives forever. With a dazzling voice and rich emotional tension, PALE explores the ties that bind and how quickly humanity can fade and return us to primal ways.