The Past is Never

Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction

Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction

Mississippi Author Award for Adult Fiction
by the Mississippi Library Association

“Tyson’s stylistic writing and unique voice bring the reader into the heart of the Mississippi Delta and creates an eerie atmosphere similar to that of William Faulkner’s Sanctuary and William Gay’s Twilight.” —The New Orleans Review of Books


Three Rivers is reminiscent of a Beth Henley play or a Flannery O’Connor story. At its contemporary Southern Gothic best, Three Rivers propels the reader along like the deep, fast currents of the floodwaters Tyson so aptly describes, rushing toward a poignant, cathartic ending.”—The Clarion-Ledger

Three Rivers explores the unknowable relationship between the choices life demands and the permission it doesn’t ask for.”—The Commercial Appeal 


Buy The Past is Never and Three Rivers at your local independent bookseller or online.



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