A beautiful new re-design of a beloved, bestselling novel in time for its major motion picture release, a film which will reunite Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper. The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains - but she soon shows herself the equal of any worker, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together, this Lord and Lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to kill the son George had without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pemberton's intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning. Praised as "a gorgeous, brutal writer" by Richard Price, Rash unfolds the story of the Pembertons "with bone-chilling aplomb, linguistic grace and the piercing fatalism of an Appalachian ballad" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times).