The Evening Hour

A Novel

Sickels, A. Carter

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Evening Hour
Avoiding a coal-mining job by working as a nursing home aide and covertly reselling unused prescription drugs, West Virginia native Cole Freeman half-heartedly resists a mining corporation's efforts to buy his family's land and pursues relationships with two troubled women until a disastrous threat forces Cole to confront his fears.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 160819597X
Branch Call Number: FICTION SICKELS 2012
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,21 cm


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"Carter Sickels' expertly muted debut The Evening Hour explores strip mining in a small West Virginia town."-Portland Mercury

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Apr 02, 2014
  • DickensDad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book that captures the emotions of rural Appalachian West Virginia's struggles with the economic, social and environmental challenges posed by mining and the drug culture.


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