Like Stu Carter, Jr., the protagonist of this novel, the author left West Virginia as a teen. In the late sixties, the author served in the Green Berets, an experience that gives him some insight into the conflicts and trauma experienced by the fictional Stu Carter, Jr’s father during World War II. This novel is a sequel to Up Harvey’s Creek. The author’s first two books are loosely based on the life of his great-grandfather, of Choctaw descent, and the Hatfield-McCoy feud. The author lives in rural Wisconsin.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Publishers Page/Headline Books, 2019. 208 pages. Trade paperback.