Joseph Albers attempts to save the coal-mining town he’s founded by making a deal at the crossroads - but instead of the devil he'd hoped to meet, he encounters the ancient, ageless god Charley Cat.
By the time the parley has ended, the fates of both Joseph and of tiny Piquette, Kentucky will have changed forever. More
It’s late summer in 1901 and Joseph Albers is a man in trouble: he bet everything on a Kentucky coal mine, but soon after his mine collapsed the family and friends who followed him from Atlanta began falling to smallpox and yellow fever. In a desperate attempt to save what’s left of his town – and his dream of making it big in coal country – Joseph hunkers down at the crossroads, hoping for a midnight meeting with the devil.
Instead Joseph encounters the ancient, ageless god Charley Cat, and finds himself surrounded by the demons, legends, and creatures of myth who travel with him. By the time their parley has ended, the fate of Piquette will have changed forever.