This is a collection of twelve short stories about life in rural West Virginia. The stories are achingly raw; the writing is beautiful. Pancake's work remains the most authentic representation of the Appalachian spirit that I have ever read.
Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia.