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The Valley

By Brandon Daily


Publication Date: November 15, 2016

For the people of Corvin Valley, a small and secluded region within the Appalachian Mountains, life is slow and simple. Graham Stevens and Quinn Arnolds are teenagers falling in love for the first time, Father Wade Northrup and Sheriff Michael Leighton are both men trying to move on from sordid pasts and live righteous lives, and Adeline Lewis is a lonely woman in search of love and a place within her world. But when a tragic accident occurs in the valley, these five people are forever changed as their paths become inextricably linked and they are each confronted with their deepest secrets and fears while being forced to reconcile their actions.

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For the people of Corvin Valley, a small and secluded region within the Appalachian Mountains, life is slow and simple. Graham Stevens and Quinn Arnolds are teenagers falling in love for the first time, Father Wade Northrup and Sheriff Michael Leighton are both men trying to move on from sordid pasts and live righteous lives, and Adeline Lewis is a lonely woman in search of love and a place within her world. But when a tragic accident occurs in the valley, these five people are forever changed as their paths become inextricably linked and they are each confronted with their deepest secrets and fears while being forced to reconcile their actions.

The Valley explores the sometimes dark nature of love and family, and shows how hope can often be found in the unlikeliest of places.

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10 reviews for The Valley

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    “Brandon Daily’s The Valley is a compelling and well-written story of the search for grace in a fallen world.”
    –Ron Rash, New York Times Bestselling author of Serena and The Cove

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    “Brandon Daily’s The Valley is a work of unsettling beauty. Set in the hills of the Southern Appalachia, it is not so much a novel of isolation and pain–though both certainly are present–as it is a novel of hope.  It’s made an indelible mark on me. I know the story and people of Corvin Valley will remain in my heart and mind for a long time.”

    –Mark Powell, author of The Dark Corner and The Sheltering

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    “Brandon Daily intrigues the reader with the music of his language and a subtlety of plot that unfolds like memory. He moves easily into past generations, revealing parallel desires and fears, and a strong connection to place—this valley. The characters look for love, often failing, but with the determination and courage to look again. A powerful novel!  Don’t miss reading this story about love and forgiveness.”      
        
    –Elizabeth Cox, author of The Slow Moon and Night Talk

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    “In Brandon Daily’s second novel The Valley he masterfully weaves an intricate landscape of people, places, history, and heartbreak. Intricate stories about the inhabitants of the valley and its rich and storied past fill in the blanks as the life and times of Quinn Arnolds and Graham Stevens come alive. Full of brutal reality and elegant prose The Valley whisks the reader down a dark portal rich in tone and lore until we find ourselves in the vivid darkness of our own bleak future state.”

    –Jéanpaul Ferro, 9-time Pushcart Prize nominee and author of Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Gold Fish Press) and Jazz (Honest Publishing)

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    “If The Valley were a painting, it would be an impressionistic one, each brush stroke capturing a defining moment in the lives of those on its canvas. Daily’s artistry with the English language is noteworthy as he distills the haunting images that form regret and an almost palpable yearning for a time gone by.”

    — Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters

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    “Brandon Daily’s The Valley opens as Quinn, a young wife and mother, remembers the year she was fifteen, taking piano lessons and falling in love. But in the valley, love extracts a heavy cost from people. For some it’s revisiting love revealed in past acts of madness and murder. For others, it’s grasping at love that has either gone wrong, or becomes as ephemeral as the Appalachian mists. There is redemption here, too, but it’s hard fought and hard won, just like everything else in the valley.

    Mr. Daily’s love for the land shines through in his writing, which is lyrical and poetic. But even more important, his valley becomes a metaphor for the human heart—full of secrets but throbbing with life; easily wounded but stubborn in its hunger and resilience.”

    Sallie Bissell, author of In the Forest of Harm and A Judgment of Whispers

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     “The characters and setting of The Valley are lush and layered, giving it the feeling that Brandon Daily is writing with a paintbrush rather than a pen, rendering a rich tapestry of life, love, tragedy, and hope.”

    Rob Hart, author of City of Rose

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    “The Valley is intricately structured with a vivid setting and well developed characters that remained with this reader far after she closed the book. Brandon Daily’s shining new voice will mark the fiction world.”
     
    Ann Hite, author of the award-winning Ghost On Black Mountain, Where The Souls Go, and Sleeping Above Chaos. 

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    “Reading Brandon Daily’s The Valley is like spending a hot summer night in some uneasy Faulknerian backwater damp with melancholy and sad longings, but also smoldering with suspense and dark secrets. This well-crafted novel is sure to be one of the year’s best.” 

    Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and The Heavenly Table

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     “In The Valley, Brandon Daily once again uses his prodigious gift to explore what makes us human and how we experience and share that humanity through our ties to one another—and to the land. With careful, achingly poetic language, Daily weaves a tale of stark sorrow and beauty. A story that, at its core, is about love. And how the loss of that love must ultimately inspire us to hold tight to that which cannot be regained.

       The Valley is a microcosm that contains the world entire, in both its pervasive misery and its possibility for beauty, so, as Daily warns us, it must be read with care, ‘for you might see yourself in its burned reflection.’”

    Grant Jerkins, author of A Very Simple Crime and At the End of the Road

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Product Detail

  • Format : Paperback | eBook
  • Publication Date : November 15, 2016
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1-911261-19-3
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 9 inches | 152 x 229 mm

About The Author

Author

Brandon Daily is the author of the novel A Murder Country, which was awarded the Silver Medal for the Georgia Author of the Year Award--First Novel in 2015. His short fiction has appeared in several online and print magazines, and his one act play South of Salvation was performed and won first prize in the CAST Players One Act Play Festival in 2012. Brandon currently lives in Southern California with his wife and son, where he is a teacher. He is currently working on another book and several more short stories.

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