Old fires, both negative from his tour in Vietnam, and positive from his love for Grace, who has recently died, consume Tim. He returns to a West Virginia holler, seriously considering joining his wife in the afterworld. But neighbors, including an alluring waitress and her brother and a snake-handling preacher, intend to save him. The author, Josh Patrick Sheridan, is from West Virginia, but now teaches at the State University of New York at Albany.
Nashville, Tennessee: April Gloaming, 2021. 194 pages. Trade paperback.