With an introduction by Wade Hall Morris Grubbs has sifted through vintage classics, little-known gems, and stunning debuts to assemble this collection of forty stories by popular and critically acclaimed writers. In subtle and profound ways they challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors call home, whether by birth or by choice. Kentucky writers have produced some of the finest short stories published in the last fifty years, much of which focuses on the tension between the comforts of community and the siren-like lure of the outside world. Arranged chronologically, from Robert Penn Warren's qBlackberry Winterq to Crystal E. Wilkinson's qHumming Back Yesterday, q these stories are linked by their juxtaposition of departures and returns, the familiar and the unknown, home and beyond.I have noticed many fine farm and orchards enclosed by stone fences and on which have been fine residences, but which have ... Fingers picking off the tiny withered apple leaves, watering the roots through the summer drought with buckets from the well, and ... But how was a woman ever to know that interior of a man?
|Title||:||Home and Beyond|
|Author||:||Morris Allen Grubbs|
|Publisher||:||University Press of Kentucky - 2013-07-18|