Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. "Like Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio' or Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, both of which it resembles in form and style, 'Kinfolks' is a short-story cycle dramatizing the growth of a young boy to early manhood, particularly as his development is reflected in changing relationships within a large Appalachian family. Like that of his mentors, Norman's work is novelistic in scope while preserving in the individual episodes the essential qualities of the short story. This new work can only enhance his reputation by suggesting that Norman may be the outstanding Appalachian storyteller of his generation"-The Courier-Journal.
This is our most successful book with over 15,000 copies sold in our editions and also copies appeared under Avon Books under a lease arrangement for a number of years. The recent release of "The Wilgus Stories" on select PDS stations nationally -- a movie adaption of three of the ten stories in the book -- might cause the book to be in renewed demand. There was also a play version done by Susan Sandler (author of Crossing Delancey) and one other dramatic version of the book.
Table of Contents
Fat Monroe.--The favor.--Night ride.--The fight.--The tail-end of yesterday.--Home for the weekend.--The revival.--The wounded man.--Maxine.--A correspondence.