M. David Hornbuckle

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Biography

M. David Hornbuckle lives in Birmingham, Alabama where he teaches English. He is also a musician, most known for his former bands PopCanon and the M. David Hornbuckle Dixieland Space Orchestra. In addition, Hornbuckle is the founding editor of Steel Toe Review: A Journal of Southern Arts and Literature. The Fireball Brothers is his third book.

 

 

 


Schedule

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Senate Committee Room F
Discussion
What Forms a Family? Ad Hoc and Otherwise

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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The Fireball Brothers: A Novel

In 1959, two teenage brothers in rural Alabama are swimming in a pond when a fireball falls from the sky and lands in the water near them. When they come out, they are fused together, but nobody can figure out the cause. A doctor in New Orleans claims he can help them. To raise money for the surgery, they travel throughout the Southeast playing music. A wily reporter from Tupelo named Munford Coldwater follows their story as they meet snake oil salesmen and carnival barkers who try to take advantage of them. Filled with atmospheric music and setting, this novel mixes love, family, race, and political intrigue.

"An impressively written tale that’s layered with intrigue." - Kirkus Reviews

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