Patoka : four stories of Southern Indiana Public Deposited

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  • These stories are an attempt to give a distinct literary voice to the people and places of rural Southern Indiana. They also strive to deal with certain elements indigenous to that region, some of which can be described generally as the tension between modernization and tradition, family and marriage as a source of both support and strife, and the ever-present sense of struggle and loss that comes from living in a region of economic depression and blue-collar sensibility. That said, they also represent the unique ability of the Midwesterner to face and overcome the most difficult of circumstances, even at high costs. Put differently, they seek to explore (though not answer) the questions of how and why people choose to press forward each day when tomorrow is not expected to improve upon yesterday. On the craft level, these stories are an effort to explore such themes through the prism of discrete points of view. No single context can capture the varied experience of any place or people fully, and because of this, these stories, while standing alone as narratives, point to a larger, more complex method of establishing the voice mentioned above. It is the author’s hope that they will eventually be collected in a larger volume of stories – some linked narratively, others thematically – that will offer one perspective on this underrepresented but compelling region of rural America.
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