By Warren Read
A regimen prisoner move on a rural street ends with the bus upside-down in a ravine, the driving force lifeless of a middle assault, and convicted assassin Ernie Luntz at the unfastened, his eyes mounted at the mountain variety within the distance, over which lies his native land of Ash Falls.
Set in a moss-draped, Pacific Northwest mountain city, Ash Falls is the tale of a heavily attached neighborhood either held jointly and torn aside via one man’s unmarried act of awful violence. because the citizens of Ash Fallswhich comprise Ernie’s ex-wife and teen sonwait on aspect, puzzling over if and while Ernie Luntz will reappear, they arrive to find that they're held prisoner no longer through the killer within the woods open air their city, yet via the chains in their personal creation.
A tension-filled, multi-character exploration of collapsed relationships, conscientiously guarded secrets and techniques and the mental pressure of dwelling in a spot that's instantly either idyllic and crippling, Ash Falls is a picturesque and haunting novel that belongs beside the paintings of such vintage modern American writers as Kent Haruf, Leif Enger, Smith Henderson and Ron Carlson.
Warren Read is the writer of a 2008 memoir, The Lyncher in Me (Borealis Books), approximately his discovery that his great-grandfather had incited a lynching in 1920. His fiction has been released in Hot steel Bridge, dust Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback and The Drowning Gull. additionally, he has had brief performs directed and produced by means of Tony winner Dinah Manoff. Warren earned his MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.