Tito Perdue’s Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come is a novella about the advancement of American civilization as revealed by the sixtieth high school reunion of the Class of 1956 from a small Alabama town. The narrator sardonically catalogs the “progress” of his classmates in terms of divorces, abortions, addictions, suicides, arrests, and sex change operations, which progressive thinkers tend to regard as negligible epiphenomena of long-overdue revolutionary advances in social justice and self-actualization. This is a book for those who are not quite ready to celebrate the end of history just yet.
About the Author
Tito Perdue is the author of fourteen other novels, including Lee (1991), The New Austerities (1994), Opportunities in Alabama Agriculture (1994), The Sweet-Scented Manuscript (2004), Fields of Asphodel (2007), The Node (2011), Morning Crafts (2013), Reuben (2014), the William’s House quartet (2016), Cynosura (2017), and Philip (2017). In 2015, he received the H. P. Lovecraft Prize for Literature.