Literary Events

Lee Clay Johnson

When: Tue., May 17, 7 p.m. 2016

Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, "Nitro Mountain" follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player; his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer; Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug; and his mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through is Jennifer, struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth.

Price: Free