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Columbus, Miss. – Michael Farris Smith’s novella “The Hands of Strangers” is now available on Kindle, Nook and iTunes.


Simon & Schuster acquired rights to the book and recently reissued it as an ebook.

“The Hands of Strangers”is a novel about the worst nightmare a parent can experience. When Jon and Estelle’s daughter vanishes in Paris, they try to survive the days, weeks and months in their own ways, dealing with their own secrets and questions, both wondering: Can hope alone change anything?

A Publisher Weekly starred review stated about the book: “A fantastic debut…Smith eloquently captures the damaged souls of two people crumbling under the weight of uncertainty and waning hope. In this anxiety-ridden little gem, Smith captures the essence of the helpless, making more of an impact than most novels three times its size.” 

Smith is associate professor of English at The W, where he teaches creative writing. "The Hands of Strangers" is available at all retail ebook outlets and at michaelfarrissmith.com.