Loading, please wait...

Black Bear Creek - by Joshua Cross (Paperback)

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 132

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Joshua Cross

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2021
TCIN: 82278141
UPC: 9781733015318
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-6115
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



"Tucked away in a remote hollow of West Virgnia's Coal River Valley, lies the town of Black Bear Creek, well past its glory days, and ravaged by the mining industry on which its people depend. The characters in Joshua Cross's debut story collection struggle to survive against rampant poverty while their drinking water is poisoned and the mountains around them are stripped away. Spanning decades, these are stories of couples who marry too young because they have no other choice. Of life shattering injuries inflicted by the dangers of working in the mines. Of wounded men and women forced to be so hard they are frequently surprised by their own vulnerability. And despite the bleak backdrop of the only home many of these characters will ever know, these are stories about how they find ways to love and hope and fight"--



Book Synopsis



The fictional town of Black Bear Creek lies tucked in a remote hollow of the Coal River Valley in West Virginia, a region reliant on and devastated by the mining industry. The people in these stories struggle to survive against rampant poverty while their drinking water is poisoned and the mountains around them are stripped away. But amongst this bleak backdrop, they find ways to love and hope and fight. Cross's raw, spare prose reflects the barren landscape his characters inhabit as they put their bodies and lives at risk just to feed their families.



About the Author



Joshua Cross grew up in Beckley, West Virginia, but now lives in Conway, South Carolina, where he teaches at Coastal Carolina University. His stories have appeared in Fail Better, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Evening Street Review.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.31 inches length x 5.98 inches width x 9.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.45 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the in-store purchase, ship date or online order pickup. See return policy for details.
See the return policy for complete information.

From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.