Trust hill, a master of melodrama who deftly employs time shifts and a style at once spare and lurid to unfold this gothic tale. A crazy quilt of a novel, filled with saints and sinners bent on mayhem, southern-style.
— Kirkus Reviews
Praise for David Hill’s first novel
"Excellent…Hill has extraordinary control of his plot…it is almost impossible to keep from reading ahead."
— San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
"A teeming, richly detailed mural of a novel…packed with generous emotion and a breathing history."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A beautifully written novel [that] has the potential to comfortably situate itself among some of the best southern literature classics."
— Oxford Eagle (Miss.)
— The New York Times Book Review
"Powerful and insightful…an engrossing story…Sacred Dust is a book that will stay with you. Its richly drawn characters ring as true as those in history books of the South."
— Rocky Mountain News
"There is no better storyteller than David Hill. There is no better book than Butterfly Sunday. In his dazzling illumination of things unseen and things unimagined, David Hill has created an unforgettable cast of characters and an enormously satisfying read. Butterfly Sunday is a major miracle."
— Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, author of The Sweeter the Juice