Above the Waterfall: A Novel

Above the Waterfall: A Novel

Ron Rash


In this poetic and haunting story set in modern Appalachia, New York Times bestselling writer Ron Rash illuminates lives formed by means of violence and a strong connection to the land.

Les, a long-time sheriff simply three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his personal duplicity in his small Appalachian town.

Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing earlier, reveals solace amid the lyrical fantastic thing about this patch of North Carolina.

Enduring the errors and tragedies that experience indelibly marked them, they're drawn jointly through a reverence for the flora and fauna. whilst an irascible aged neighborhood is accused of poisoning a trout circulate, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and hazardous waters, pressured to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that might strength them to question themselves and attempt their tentative bond—and threaten to hold them over the edge.

Echoing the heartbreaking fantastic thing about William Faulkner and the religious isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once more the prodigious expertise of “a attractive, brutal author” (Richard cost) hailed as “one of the nice American authors at paintings this present day” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).

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