Author, Storyteller, Musician
Whether Ozark Mountain tall tales, narrative songs, Olympic Mountain parables, or novel-length yarns, Mitch has a gift for the ancient art of storytelling.
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Holy Roller Heart
Holy Roller Heart is a southern gothic, coming-of-age, murder mystery set in the 1950s. Thirteen-year-old Moses Grady Witt is a Missouri mugwump navigator, a’straddling a barbed-wire fence while trying to touch both sides of the ground. On one side is Pentecostal zealotry—on the other, Ozarkian witchery. The strain at times almost rips our hero apart. Lucky for Mo Grady, his tiny twin sister, Millie Faye, is there to save him or so she thinks. Mix in a giant Russian boar, a red, bran’-spankin’-new, ’55 Chevrolet, a magic magnet, and a coffin that won’t stay in the grave, plus a cast of unconventional characters and you’re in for a wild ride in the vein of Mark Twain.
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"Mitch Luckett brings the best of Ozark Gothic and Magical Realism into focus in this story of family troubles, young love, and coming of age... Reading this perfect hill-folk tapestry of 1950’s rustic life, I found myself cringing with horror, laughing out loud, and whooping with triumph.”
“Holy Roller Heart is a wholly unique, Ozark-gothic coming-of-age story. Thirteen-year-old Mo Grady’s rollicking journey toward adulthood is as funny and entertaining as it is heartrending and inspiring. Author Mitch Luckett is a goddamn national treasure.”
Bestselling author of
Love Water Memory and other novels
Holy Roller Heart
Say 'Hello' to Mitch!
July 29th (Saturday) 2023, 12PM - 6PM
Mitch is playing music & selling his books/cd
At Cove County Store - Vintage Car and Camper Show
303075 US Hwy 101, Brinnon, Washington
About Mitch Luckett
Mitch Luckett spent the first 12 years of his life on a hard-scrabble farm in the hills of ol' Missouri. He did a stint in the Navy during the Vietnam era and returned to Missouri to get a BA in English Literature from Truman University. He then headed west to Oregon and settled on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. He has been a hod-carrier, pre-school teacher, landscaper, school bus driver, and Portland Audubon Nature Sanctuaries Director.