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By Gurney Norman

A collection of stories twenty years in the making from celebrated Kentucky author Gurney Norman.

Told in the first person, this autobiographical collection of linked stories follows a young man, Wilgus Collier, through his struggles to understand his working-class Appalachian childhood and, later, to navigate midlife alcoholism and depression. The book’s epilogue features a selection of Norman’s nonfiction essays.

Published by Old Cove Press

Gurney Norman is a novelist and short story writer whose works include Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories and Divine Right’s Trip. He is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Kentucky and coeditor of Back Talk from Appalachia: Confronting Stereotypes.   More info →

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Retail price: $22.00, T.
Release date: October 2020
203 pages
Rights:  World


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