King of Nod is the Southern Gothic thriller from critically
acclaimed novelist, Scott Fad, hailed as “a masterpiece of
epic proportions,” (Fresh Fiction) and compared to the
best works of Pulitzer Prize winners, William Faulkner
and Toni Morrison. Young Boo Taylor, raised on an
impoverished Carolina barrier island, returns decades later
to face the ghosts and beasts and even the lost love that
tormented his youth. Fires rage and lives are shattered as
Boo unlocks the secrets to the island’s haunted past.
Part ghost story, part mystery, part coming-of-age tale,
King of Nodis a patchwork quilt stitched by a masterful
hand to reveal a haunting tapestry of human tragedy and
triumph in the best Southern Gothic tradition.
“Absolutely masterful . . . readers will short themselves on
sleep and weasel out of commitments to stick with this
Winner of the Independent Publisher Bronze Medal and
named a ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Finalist.
Here is our review of King of Nod
King of Nod
By Scott Fad
Spanning several generations, King of Nod, chronicles the lives and legends of those impacted by a
single family on Sweetpatch Island in South Carolina. In this gripping epic, Boo Taylor returns home
after 20 years realizing that he could never truly escape his past and finding that his self imposed exile
didn't protect him from his future.
After twenty years of progress and renovation, Sweetpatch Island has become home to golf courses,
resorts and tourists, which is an unexpected transformation for Boo. Unfortunately, the cosmetic,
almost transparent, improvements do not sweep away the lingering terror sparked by the witches and
ghosts of the past who continue to allot punishment for long ago sins of the father.
In this exceptionally detailed epic, the lines between reality and fantasy blur within the fast-paced
transitions of the present and the past. Readers will be compelled to continue through to the end of
this disturbing, spellbinding journey.
About the Author:
The author Scott Fad was born in Newark, Delaware and is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Scott has taken turns as
a bouncer, a brick layer and a bartender as well as a management consultant and business executive. He received an honorable
discharge from the US Navy and a black belt from the American Tae Kwon Do Association. He is a former amateur
marathoner and boxer and is an accomplished painter and song writer. He currently works as a corporate officer in
Scott lives in Landenberg, Pennyslvania with his wife, Leslie, and their two children - along with five dogs, three chickens, a cat
and a horse. The award winning novel, KING OF NOD, is his first published work.