Wiley Cash returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights after she is swept up in a violent textile strike, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injusticeLyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.