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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

  • “Brutal and delicate, hilarious and totally heartbreaking.”

    Dan Chaon, National Book Award finalist

  • “A masterly story of heartbreak and struggle against fate and bad luck while heroic themes of love and forgiveness carry this memorable novel.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Stunning and deeply moving…The voices of these characters are as memorable as their struggle to keep going in the face of tragedy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Any reader will empathize with his sometimes flawed, sometimes valiant people, as they wrestle with the perplexities of social class, family, and love.”

    David Gates, author of A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

  • “A timely reminder of the tremendously complicated questions communities in the American West face…These are superbly drawn people in an impeccably told tale.”

    Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once

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