- Hardcover: 132 pages
- Publisher: Ardent Writer Pr (August 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1640660550
- ISBN-13: 978-1640660557
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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#10,858,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #123825 in Short Stories (Books)
Mountain Fever: Words from West Virginia Hardcover – August 1, 2018
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CHANGES IN THE WORLD around them, whether cultural or technology, do not destroy the vestiges of old Appalachia. Old Appalachia remains defiant, hilly and poor, but always unique. Amber D. Trans Mountain Fever illustrates this portrait by revelation. Her short stories and her poetry sketch characters who love the hills and the forests, but also love their alcohol, now legal. But todays world in Appalachia includes other things as well. The drugs. The sexual appetites. The fights. And even their ATVs. The women and the men are ready to throw down, but in defense of something that has a shine; it is just buried, immersed in the poverty of the area and its lack of opportunity.Read Mountain Fever for the imagery in its stories of prose or poetry. Read it for its emotional impact, because those emotions that make us at once part of humanity and the animal world also bleed sympathy, acceptance, and humor.
About the Author
BORN AND RAISED in the heart of the Appalachia, Amber Tran spent her childhood growing up on gravel roads and playing Pokémon Red on her Game Boy Color. At the age of 10, she discovered her fascination with creative writing and turned a 1-page homework assignment into a 35-page document for her 5th grade teacher. Less than a year later, she wrote her very first book about a female basketball player with leukemia. She will spare you the pain from having to read it.After graduating Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in English literature and a concentration in creative writing, Amber moved to northern Alabama. She is currently employed as a senior technical writer and Scrum Master for a software company. In her free time, she enjoys playing TERA and visiting local cafés with girlfriends.Amber is part of the West Virginia Writers Group, Inc., the Alabama Writers' Forum, and the Alabama Writers Conclave. Her work has been featured in multiple literary journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world.Amber lives in Alabama with her dog, Ahri.