The Underworld

The Underworld

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A tale inspired by events in an isolated Idaho mining town in the 1970s traces the experiences of a handful of survivors after a disastrous fire and how they struggle to endure wrenching losses while rebuilding and pursuing dreams made harder by the tragedy.
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
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393293050
039329305X
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm

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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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