"A deeply moving and passionate book, Michael Potts' End of Summer  is a poignant literary novel about childhood and memory. This is contemporary Southern fiction at its best. In textured language and with heartfelt attention to detail, Potts' nuanced portrayal of rural life in Southern Appalachia and a young boy's initial encounter with death reminds us that life at the economic margins can be culturally and spiritually rich, and that even as absences and losses sometimes damage us, these can also strengthen and redeem."

 --Michael Colonnese, author                    of Sex and  Death, I Suppose              and Temporary Agency

End of Summer

A Southern Fiction Novel by Michael Potts