Fay : The Washington Post called Larry Brown "one of the best writers we have, able in a sentence or two to cut to the heart of things in a way few other writers can", and The New York Times Book Review praised him as "a writer absolutely confident of his voice. He knows how to tell a story". In Fay, Brown brings these extraordinary skills to the story of a seventeen-year-old femme fatale hitching down a Mississippi highway. A beautiful, naive, and good-hearted woman, Fay is fleeing home and her father's sexual advances, only to encounter a series of men all too willing to take care of her. As she makes her way from the woods just north of Oxford to the beaches of Biloxi, leaving bodies in her wake, Fay emerges as one of the most captivating heroines in recent fiction - an innocent beauty with a sure-fire instinct for survival.