Most of the wealth in Dove Creek, West Virginia, is in the mountains—in the coal seams that have provided generations with a way of life, but little prosperity. Born here and raised by his Pentecostal grandfather, twenty-seven-year-old Cole Freeman sidestepped work as a miner to become an aide in a nursing home. He’s got a shock of bleached blond hair and a gentle touch well suited to the job. He’s also a drug dealer, reselling the prescription pills of the older population to a younger crowd.
* a 2012 Okra Pick of SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance)*
"Carter Sickels is a tremendous novelist with a tremendous story to tell . . ." Stacey D'Erasmo, author of The Sky Below
"In this stark, beautiful debut, Carter Sickels writes with gentle grace and cutting honesty about characters as wounded as the condemned land on which they live. . . " Aryn Kyle, author of Boys And Girls Like You And Me and The God of Animals
"The evening hour could be a hymn sung out in a country church; when I finished it, I wanted to close my eyes, listen to its echoes, feel the power of its song. . ." Josh Weil, author of The New Valley
"Newcomer Carter Sickels strips away all rural romance in The evening hour, finding a deeply sympathetic hero in Cole Freeman. . ." Will Boast, Outside Magazine
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