In this critically acclaimed short story collection, Crystal Wilkinson peels back the intricate layers that form the fabric of this community and its inhabitants—revealing emotionally raw, multifaceted tales of race, class, gender, mental illness, and interpersonal relationships. The thirteen succinct stories offer fragmented glimpses of an overarching narrative that emerges, lyrical and fierce. Featuring a new foreword and a new afterword which illuminate Wilkinson's artistic achievement, this captivating work is poised to delight a new generation of readers.
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"A sharp African American updating of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio."—Utne Reader (Utne Book Club Selection, July 2003)
"Wilkinson is a storyteller in the tradition of Southerners such as Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers."—Lexington Herald-Leader
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