Bestselling author Michael Connelly wrote the foreword to Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews. Both he and Ted Geltner crossed paths with Harry Crews—Connelly as his creative writing student at the University of Florida-Gainesville and Geltner as a reporter and biographer many years later. Connelly’s next novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Little, Brown and Company) will be published on November 1, 2016.
“Harry Crews was a uniquely gifted and haunted storyteller. Novelist, journalist, memoirist–he made each form his own in a way no one else had before or since. The pages that follow in this absorbing biography detail this and reach into the guts of the experiences that formed him and gave him a voice that was sad, brutal, and funny. Harry said that when it came to writing the truth about himself–or anything for that matter–he was not as interested in facts as he was in memory and belief.”
— Michael Connelly, from the foreword of Blood, Bone, and Marrow by Ted Geltner