The stories in this collection give voice to the history and soul of a rural collective. These people want to belong—to themselves, their families, their communities, and their God. Their motivations, disturbing at times, expose their love, loneliness, and their limits. As one character reminds readers, “We move beside and around and in between each other until something—sometimes good, mostly bad—pushes us together. Then we have to get close, real close, and it’s no easy job for any of us.” From the dizzying Thanksgiving table to the sobering graveside service, these stories exist in their acts of agency and grace.
About the Author
Kim Shegog is the winner of the Converse College Inaugural Book Prize for Fiction.