I would argue that traditional mountain people of the middle 20th Century have not been portrayed as accurately, as humorously, and as vividly as Gurney Norman does in this story collection. I have never gotten such a kick out of a story and laughed so hard as I did reading the last story in this book, "A Correspondence" between siblings, one of whom chose to stay in the mountains and the other to move to Phoenix.
Frankfort, Kentucky, Gnomon, 1977. 129 pages. Trade paperback.