Welcome to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the so-called ÒNetherlands of the South,” where good tales grow like sweet-grass and the truth is as tricky as the Devil himself. Author Brian McCreight recounts thirteen tall tales told to him by his friend Jim Aisle, the Lowcountry Liar, whose homespun Southern yarns weave fact and fiction like the Gullah women make sweet-grass baskets. These tales are for telling aloud; the funny and the fantastic betide true Southern characters in a style as smooth as morning on the Stono River. Hear from Jim the stories of Brave Bob and his encounter with the ne’er-do-wells at the old mansion; of Lazy Lowcountry Jack and his troubles earning his keep and following his mama’s orders; and learn about the Native American boy way back when whose hungry fishing trip wound up supplying food for all the coastal peoples. Jim even tells his own story: a firsthand account of a foggy morning on Buzzard’s Roost Point, an area strictly off-limits to all but the conjure men and root doctors who work their magic there.
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