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Above the Waterfall

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
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).

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-06-234931-7 / 978-0-06-234931-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Above the Waterfall
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 1-78211-801-2 / 978-1-78211-801-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Above the Waterfall
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 1-78211-799-7 / 978-1-78211-799-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-06-234932-5 / 978-0-06-234932-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-06-241701-0 / 978-0-06-241701-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 1-4830-2865-8 / 978-1-4830-2865-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Above the Waterfall Lib/E
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 1-4830-2864-X / 978-1-4830-2864-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Above the Waterfall
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Above the Waterfall
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: Text Publishing
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Above the Waterfall: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon CA