In the acknowledgements to his brilliant new novel, John Hart reveals that he almost walked away from it during the writing process. Whatever difficulties he experienced, however, are not evident upon reading it. IRON HOUSE is a complex but sure-footed work from first word to last, full of beauty and horror, love and violence, and all things in between.
"IRON HOUSE is not necessarily for the squeamish, but John Hart...creates prose shot through with a rough and raw beauty that is compelling and riveting even through its darkest passages."
The title refers to the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, an orphanage in the mountains of North Carolina. It is there that two