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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

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Wiley Cash is one of the most prominent rising stars in Appalachian Literature. This is a novel told by three narrators. Easter Quillby is the twelve-year-old protagonist who, along with her younger sister, is taken away from her father, Wade, and assigned the second narrator, Brady Weller, as a guardian while they live in foster care. The third narrator is Robert Pruitt who has a score to settle with Wade. The action begins when Wade steals the girls. “Exciting and suspenseful as well as moving, with a captivating heroine, this is a tremendous book.”  - The Guardian. “Cash follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature. . . . In the rhythms and cadence of the South, Cash offers a tale about family and about the tenuous link among the right choices, living with consequences or seeking redemption.”- Kirkus Reviews. Wiley Cash grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina, between Charlotte and the mountains.  He has taught in West Virginia and Asheville, but maintains a permanent home in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast.

New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, a 2014 paperback reprint of a 2014 release. 232 pages with a twelve-page supplement about the book and author. Trade paperback.