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Kevin Canty tells a story based on a real incident that begins with a disastrous fire in an isolated silver-mining town in Idaho in the 1970s. Everyone in town had a friend, lover, brother, or a husband killed in the mine.The Underworld traces the lives of the handful of survivors and their loved ones—a young widow with twin children, a college student trying to make a life for himself in another town, a lifelong hard-rock miner—as they struggle to come to terms with the loss. It’s a tough, hardworking, hard-drinking town, a town of prostitutes and priests and bar fights, but nobody is tough enough to get through this undamaged.This is a powerful and unforgettable tale about small-town lives and the healing power of love in the midst of suffering.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Canty does a fine job of showing how disaster can lacerate a place or people without utterly destroying hope.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Once again plumbing the heartbreak of ordinary lives, Canty takes us to a remote silver-mining town in 1970s Idaho beset by tragedy.”

    Library Journal

  • “Canty’s urgent, at times impressionistic prose generates moment after moment of intense emotion.”

    New Yorker, praise for the author

  • “Tales as spare as Raymond Carver’s and as frank as a Larry David rant…These stories linger.”

    People (4 stars) on Where the Money Went

  • “One of those stunning rare novels with beautiful language, an intriguing structure, and a gripping narrative.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune on Everything

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