Chris Holbrook is a member of the new generation of Appalachian writers. Like Silas House, he writes in lucid, unadorned prose of the complexities of contemporary life in the Eastern Kentucky mountains where he was born and still lives. In Hell and Ohio, his 1995 collection of short stories, his characters struggle with personal heartbreak, unemployment, the temptations of alcohol, and abuses of the land in the name of individual or economic progress. But they also hold fiercely to family, faith, community, and the hills themselvesa region much abused but still of great beauty that exerts a powerful hold on those who have called it home ... and continues to produce and inspire fine writers.
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Publisher: Gnomon Press, P.O. Box 475, Frankfort, KY 40602-0475
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