Author Event: Wiley Cash
Come meet Wiley Cash as he discusses "The Last Ballad."
“There’s hardscrabble, and then there’s no-scrabble, when everything in the world is stacked against you. The Last Ballad does honor to those no-scrabble mill workers in North Carolina who risked their lives in 1929 to go on strike for a living wage and the chance at a decent life. Wiley Cash pulls no punches in this gorgeous, gut-wrenching novel, and that’s entirely as it should be for a story of desperate people. In an era when American workers are besieged as they haven’t been since the Great Depression, I can think of no more relevant novel for our times than The Last Ballad.” -Ben Fountain, Author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
“The Last Ballad is the story of a beautiful and courageous woman, and it is beautifully and courageously told. Wiley Cash dares give voice to people lost in the margins of history, and he brings to life their inspiring fight for justice with graceful prose, honesty and intensity, and best of all, a wonderful bigness of heart.” -Lydia Peelle, author of The Midnight Cool