The Underworld

The Underworld

A Novel

Book - 2017
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In an isolated silver mining town in Idaho in the 1970s, almost everyone in town lost someone in the disastrous fire. Jordan is a young widow with twin children; David, a college student trying to make a life for himself in another town; Lionel, a lifelong hard-rock miner. It's a tough, hard-working, hard-drinking town, but as they struggle to come to terms with the loss nobody's tough enough to get through this undamaged. A powerful and unforgettable tale about small-town lives and the healing power of love in the midst of suffering.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393293050
039329305X
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: CANTY, K

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Apr 25, 2017

Canty can see deeply into a coal mining, working class town and his writing reflects this. Despite the insight I found it rather depressing to read. Reading "Deep Down Dark" spoiled it for me. I ended up skimming the last part.

JCLGreggW Feb 15, 2017

Deep, lyrical, and as beautifully stark as the Montana landscape he writes about, Canty's novel about a mining disaster (based on a real event in the 1970s) and the three lives it affects in a small, rural town is enthralling.

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