Odie Lindsey’s novel, Some Go Home, is set in Mississippi, a state whose music is often the most known representation of race, class, and cultural identity. Woven into the novel are threads of hill country blues, sacred steel gospel, and country. (The book takes its name from a 1970 Jerry Jeff Walker song.) Lindsey’s short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and earned an NEA arts grant. His story collection, We Come to Our Senses, was also published by W.W. Norton. He is writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health, and Society.