W.W. Norton/Liveright, May 2020

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“Boys of Alabama is full of magic surprise. A gripping, uncanny and queer exploration of being a boy in America, told with detail that dazzles and disturbs. I really love this book.”
—Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir

“Boys of Alabama brilliantly reinvents the Southern Gothic…. An absolutely magical novel.”
—Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

“Genevieve Hudson has conjured a novel that sets place as a touchstone. Every field is alive: every leaf, every insect, every crawling thing. Hands beget love, words set like sweetness on the tongue. Hudson is a tremendous writer and she is on the rise.” —Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things

“This novel is a love song to outsiders of all kinds, a queer love story about the ways we find to heal ourselves and each other, and proof that there can be magic amid the burdens of masculinity. Hudson’s prose is perfect and I will remember her Boys of Alabama for a long, long time.”
—Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

“A shapeshifting story of queer witchy love in the American deep south. This book is creeping vines, verdant desire; it’s a study of belief systems both true and terrifying. Genevieve Hudson dismantles and spins a new category of fairy tale for us, one that’s equal parts dirt and splendor. A glinting, dark beauty. An incantation.”  —T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

” Genevieve Hudson mixes magic and faith, small-town politics and high-school mayhem, to depict a brand of Southern-fried masculinity that is immediately recognizable and startlingly fresh. An exquisite book. ” —Nick White, author of Sweet & Low

“Hudson is a stunning talent, and this novel is a spellbinding exploration of what it means to be a stranger in a strange place.” —Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

“Genevieve Hudson creates a new American erotics of longing and belonging, flush with want and desire, hope and home, translation and transformation. A fantastic debut by one of my favorite new writers.” —Matt Bell, author of Scrapper

“Hudson goes right to a place where violence comes from–uncomfortably close to desire for magic, God, sex, whatever might actually heal us–and doesn’t turn away. A gorgeous, smart debut from an uncannily talented writer.”
—Kristin Dombek, author of The Selfishness of Others

“Genevieve Hudson has a singular eye for the intricacies of human desire, turning small town heroes into something altogether softer, more delicate. Boys of Alabama reminds us that behind so many of America’s most rigid beliefs lies the lonely human heart: twitchy, slippery, alive.”
—Mikkel Rosengaard, author of The Invention of Ana