Out of the Mountains : Appalachian Stories, Paperback / softback Book

Out of the Mountains : Appalachian Stories Paperback / softback

Part of the Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia series

Description

Meredith Sue Willis's Out of the Mountains is a collection of thirteen short stories set in contemporary Appalachia.

Firmly grounded in place, the stories voyage out into the conflicting cultural identities that native Appalachians experience as they balance mainstream and mountain identities. Willis's stories explore the complex negotiations between longtime natives of the region and its newcomers and the rifts that develop within families over current issues such as mountaintop removal and homophobia.

Always, however, the situations depicted in these stories are explored in the service of a deeper understanding of the people involved, and of the place.

This is not the mythic version of Appalachia, but the Appalachia of the twenty-first century.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780821419205

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