Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. Merrill Gilfillan's short stories are natural extensions of his eloquent and lyrical accounts of Appalachia, the Great Plains, the Western mountains. Each character is given the same quiet respect that he gives to nature. We finish each story with a sense of connection to them and their place, a reassurance of balance and symmetry. Gilfillan's writings often seem to be of another time...no other author today writes such thoughtful, lyrical and majestic prose - Lucia Berlin.
Table of Contents
Uncle and shrike -- Tailwind -- Grasshopper Falls -- Men in shadow -- Pie for breakfast -- Northbound bus -- Cold hands, high water -- A Missouri story -- Spanish for vanish -- An Oklahoma story -- Bunker with Pines -- Faery tale for a large child -- Talk across water -- Echofield -- One summer by the river.