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Above the Waterfall - A Novel

Ron Rash

In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond—and threaten to carry them over the edge. Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of William Faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, brutal writer” (Richard Price) hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).

In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond—and threaten to carry them over the edge. Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of William Faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, brutal writer” (Richard Price) hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).
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In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land. Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town. Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina. Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond—and threaten to carry them over the edge. Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of William Faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of “a gorgeous, brutal writer” (Richard Price) hailed as “one of the great American authors at work today” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Ferrone, Tavia Gilbert

Length:

5h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:42


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:04


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:11


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:48


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:27


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

19:36


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

02:05


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:37


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:42


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

06:39


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

04:27


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

04:41


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

18:43


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

06:45


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

04:45


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

09:07


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

03:28


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

08:02


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

07:47


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

13:16


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

04:51


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

14:13


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

04:16


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

07:33


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

13:38


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

02:30


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

08:33


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

06:20


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

10:59


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

02:11


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

20:42


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

03:54


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

00:50