With humor and perceptive candor, the twenty-six short stories in this anthology build upon the author’s earlier works on Michigan small town life. Set during different time periods from the early twentieth century to twenty years into the future, often in spectacular outdoor settings, the stories pursue such themes as the innocence of youth, ethnic customs, the troubled state economy, fear of those who are different, dubious claims of morality, heartbreak, the corrupt side of academia, career options, and the loneliness of old age. Anyone who has ever lived in, or even visited at some length, an American small town will identify with many of the not so common situations depicted in this collection.
|Author||Joseph E. Pluta|
|Book Type||Short stories|