The Wars of Heaven (Paperback)

By Richard Currey

Santa Fe Writer's Project, 9781939650054, 148pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

List Price: 14.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The lives of the working class in West Virginia--a train engineer, an epileptic, coal miners and outlaws, the fragile and dispossessed--are explored in this powerful yet tender collection of six short stories and a novella. They depict an isolated world of hardship, human endurance, and hard-won dignity and are a lyrical rendering of times and places now largely gone--but the stirring clarity of people and landscape can persist in the reader's imagination.

About the Author

Richard Currey is the author of "Crossing Over: A Vietnam Journal," which went on to vast acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize nomination; "Fatal Light"; and "Lost Highway." He lives in Washington, DC.