Eureka Mill

Author: Ron Rash

Softcover (ISBN: 1-891885-26-X )

One of Ron Rash's earliest published works, Eureka Mill tells the story of displaced farmers who find themselves in a foreign way of life in a South Carolina mill village.

Publication Date: Sep 2001
Dimensions: 6 x 8 in.
64 pages

The Asheville Citizen-Times writes: "Every now and then a book comes along that transports us so thoroughly to another time and another way of life that, when we finally put it down, our own lives don't quite look the same. It is even more remarkable if the book is set where we live, a place we thought we'd been."

These poems make up a dramatic and lyrical portrait of the migration of poor Buncombe County farmers to a mill village outside Chester, S.C. However, the book is much more than documentary. Rash, whose grandparents and parents worked in the Eureka Mill interweaves his family's personal history with the broader texture of mill life, giving us at once intimacy and perspective, heart and understanding.

Ron Rash

Ron Rash

New York Times best-selling author Ron Rash has published three collections of poetry, five short story collections, and four novels, all to wide critical acclaim and several awards and honors. His poems and stories have appeared in more than 100 magazines and journals over the years. Serena, Rash's latest novel, has received favorable reviews nationwide and was a 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist. Rash is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University.