MY BRIGHT MIDNIGHT: A Novel
(LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2010)

Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction

Finalist, Townsend Prize & Binghamton University John Gardner Award

Set against a backdrop of a nation exhausted by war, in a decadent city that for years has been denied its butter, sugar, and Mardi Gras, My Bright Midnight is a novel about the complications of loyalties to country, to friends, and to those we love.

"My Bright Midnight is a wonderfully engrossing tale that packs in a love story, friendship, family, murder, and a dash of crime, all lovingly set against the colorful backdrop of New Orleans. I ended up reading this book in one day—pick it up and you won’t be able to put it down."—Hannah Tinti

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YELLOW JACK: A Novel
(W.W. Norton & Company, 1999)

"An electrifying debut" —
Baltimore Sun

"Russell has distilled the New Orleans of the mid-1800s, the terrible fever of the title, and the savage lives of the characters into a novel of terrible beauty" —Nashville Scene

"Virtuoso storytelling, evocative prose and original conception mark Yellow Jack as a significant work that we can only hope will be followed by many more" —
Chicago Tribune

"Luminously haunting" —Entertainment Weekly

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