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Knott to sign book

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:30 am

Mike Knott

Mike Knott

Michael Knott, author of “The Plateau”, will be at The Book Inn for the signing of his new book.

Pam Howell, owner of The Book Inn will host the signing set for Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A novel, the book is a story of places in rural Tennessee where you can live in complete isolation … and where things can become unimaginably strange.

Phillip Albers Smith discovers these various oddities and quirks through the little town of Calvin, Tenn., when his late uncle bequeaths him 300 acres of land that backs up to the foothills, valleys and streams leading to the Cumberland Plateau, all owned by the government. The things and occurrences he encounters in this wholly unfamiliar place shock Smitty. Eugenics, religion and Southern culture pose an intriguing, yet unstable mix.

As Smitty explores his land, bizarre noises and nauseous odors draw him and his friends to enter the prohibited government property to investigate. With the local authorities and a clandestine group opposing him, he and his friends are drawn into a nightmare of twisted events and an incomprehensible operation being run in the depths of the Plateau.

Mike Knott was born in Nashville and has resided there his entire life. He is hard of hearing and is a sign language interpreter for grades K-12. Before becoming a sign language interpreter, Mike worked in an auto assembly plant for 25 years. He has traveled throughout Tennessee and is very proud to be a Tennessean. Mike knows the cultural differences of the three main regions of the state, as well as many entertaining historical facts about his home state.