The Half-Life of Home is the story of a particular place and time, and of the intense bonds of family and community in a time of wrenching change, environmental threat. Told in a voice both authentic and enthralling, with vivid and knowing detail, the novel is part lament, part celebration, by turns painful and inspiring, and real as the morning sun.
Author of The Road From Gap Creek
Beaverdam is a hard place to leave behind, and a harder place to stick to. In his second novel, Dale Neal takes an ordinary family in a mountain town, then cracks open their ordinary aspirations with the memory of a hardscrabble history. This book broke my heart, and left me haunted by mountain people.
Author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas