Out of Peel Tree

Out of Peel Tree

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"Literary fiction novel about generations of a family in Appalachia"-- Provided by publisher.
"Moving through time and space, Out of Peel Tree unfolds the patterns of an Appalachian sensibility that reverberate everywhere: a fatalism balanced by humor and flinty, hard-won hope, an appreciation for the surprises of the everyday, and a search for love and home amid strange and familiar places and people. This innovative debut novel reveals the lives of a far-flung contemporary Appalachian family through a web of delicate turning points. A child discovers a grandmother she never knew has died. A runaway teen faces abandonment by a boyfriend. A man on parole falls hopelessly in love with a shoplifter. A woman receives a letter about her husband's other wife. An old woman confronts a burglar with the help of her ghost-husband. United by a connection to their matriarch, these characters search at home and beyond to make a fresh sense of their changing lives. As a novel in stories, Out of Peel Tree brings a new lyricism to the page and a new voice to American and Appalachian literature-a voice deeply inflected by the beauty of the natural world and by working-class grit"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781940425009
Branch Call Number: LONG
Characteristics: 148 pages ; 22 cm


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