Anderson Ferrell. Have You Heard. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.

As Have You Heard opens, Jerry Chiffon is dressed in woman’s clothing and pointing a gun at a well-known conservative North Carolina senator. The story of Chiffon’s life unfolds as several narrators, all residents of the fictional Eastern North Carolina town of Branch Creek, struggle to understand what has happened. Chiffon felt uncomfortable as a gay man in a small, conservative community and left for New York as soon as he could. He has just returned home to recover from the death of a lover when he makes his attempt on the life of the senator. Ferrell is from Black Creek, in Wilson County.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2004, Coastal Plain, Ferrell, Anderson, Novels Set in Fictional Places, Wilson

3 Responses to Anderson Ferrell. Have You Heard. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.

  1. Tammy Watson

    Please notify me when this book becomes available. I would like to add this to my collection by Andy. Thanks

  2. Eileen McGrath

    This book was first published in 2004 and a paperback edition came out the next year. The UNC-Chapel Hill Library has two copies that are available to be checked out (if you live in these parts) or requested on interlibrary loan. Nationwide, about 400 libraries have this book. It’s also still in print, so your local bookstore can order it for you, or you can buy it from one of the large online booksellers.

  3. Tammy Watson

    I’m trying to get in touch with Andy. If you have any contact info that would be appreciated . It’s personal. Thanks you can reach me at Thanks