Pine Gap

Pine Gap

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In the southeastern Kentucky town of Pine Gap, coal is the economy, faith is the community, and comings and goings are few and far between.

This is home for Jamie Eskill and her family. Her father's life is in the mines, her mother has seldom been more than an hour from town, and her sister has twins that need her constant care.

Jamie may want more from life than Pine Gap can offer, but leaving is complicated. When she gets her ticket out, she's not sure whether to use it--until a disaster changes everything.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 18mm | 340g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1988276128
  • 9781988276120

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Rexroat's prose is both careful and thoughtful, in the most true sense of the words: full of both care for a people who feel isolated and thoughtfulness toward a place that is disappearing. That tenderness, combined with the land itself having a voice, allows Rexroat to explore the Eskill family's desires and fears closely, while also examining to why mining itself is not just a job, but an identity. The close love for the land and family would seem counterintuitive to contemporary coal mining: that's where the deft prose shines best, proving that Rexroat is an up-and-coming voice in writing about post-industrial Midwestern, Rustbelt, and Appalachian communities.

- Katie Darby Mullins, associate editor of metrical poetry journal Measure and executive writer for Adam Duritz & Friends' Underwater Sunshine Fest.
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