In the untamed landscape of Alaska, anything can kill you. For the Allbright family, the wilderness represents a chance for a new beginning. But as thirteen year old Leni soon learns, her mother's unquestioned devotion to her father is more dangerous than the cold.
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.