Set in the deep forest hollows of West Virginia, The Four Deaths of Clayton Standard follows a rough and secluded crew of lumberjacks and mountain homesteaders. This novel is pure Appalachia, a story of complicated ecologies, strained relations of power, and a love that might never be allowed.
“Set in turn-of-the-last century Appalachia, this story of love is a lyrical gem of a book that will stick with you for a long, long time.”
— Rone Shavers, author of Silverfish
Josh Patrick Sheridan won the Moon Meridian Novella Award for The Four Deaths of Clayton Standard. He is a native of West Virginia. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the College of Saint Rose and currently teaches writing at the State University of New York at Albany. He lives in Scotia.