Jennifer Haigh - Heat and Light

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Haigh’s fifth work of fiction returns to the washed-out coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, which Haigh introduced in her award-wining Baker Towers and revisited in the stories of News from Heaven. Forty years after its heyday, Bakerton’s luck seems about to change. It sits atop the natural-gas-rich Marcellus Shale, and fracking could bring it back to life—if community disagreement over drilling, not to mention strange smells and unusual illnesses—don’t destroy it first. Focusing on a wide range of characters, motivations, and ethical dilemmas, Haigh’s rich novel is both timely and powerfully affecting.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Heat and Light: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061763298
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2016

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