Fiction. Richard Logan begins his summer day as any fourteen-year-old might: working a farm job bringing in hay, avoiding his hard-headed father, and hanging out with his friends. When he stumbles onto an unconscious woman in the woods, he has no idea that the process of helping her will lead him into the darkness of the deeply held deceits of his rural Appalachian town. Both brutal and beautiful, RECKONING shows the seams and limits of family love and community tolerance while Richard discovers where manhood truly lies.
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Rusty Barnes lives in Revere, Massachusetts with his family. He's written three books of poetry and two collections of short stories. He is also an editor for and co-founder of Night Train, an annual literary journal. He founded the rural and Appalachian literature blogazine Fried Chicken and Coffee. This is his first novel.Author City: REVERE, MA USA