"Ron Rash is a writer of both the darkly beautiful and the sadly true; The Cove solidifies his reputation as one of our very finest novelists."
--Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls
Here is a magnificent tale that captures the wondrous beauty of nature and love--and the darkness of superstition and fear--from one of America's most exciting contemporary novelists. With The Cove, Ron Rash, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Serena, returns to the Appalachian milieu he has previously so memorably evoked. A two-time O. Henry Prize winner for his short fiction--and recipient of the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Story Award and the 2010 SIBA Book Award for his story collection Burning Bright--Rash can expect more honors for The Cove, a novel that brilliantly explores often dangerous notions of patriotism during wartime. This story of a love affair doomed in the rising turmoil of WWI resonates powerfully in today's world.
- Paperback | 239 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
- 06 Nov 2012
- Ecco Press
- New York, United States
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Back cover copy
Then it happens-a stranger appears, carrying nothing but a silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter and he is mute-and Laurel experiences true companionship and happiness for the first time.
But Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything. In a time of uncertainty, when fear and danger reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love alone may not be enough to protect them.