"This is a beautiful, beautiful book."
- Benjamin Alire Saenz (author of In Perfect Light and Carry Me Like Water)
Serpent Box is an amazing first novel, one that brings to mind Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood and Harry Crews' The Gospel Singer. Carrella's prose has the clarity and richness of poetry, and he crafts his story with the sure-handedness of a veteran novelist."
Ron Rash (author of Saint at the River and One Foot in Eden)