Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia
by Chris Holbrook
Stories in this collection:
- Hell and Ohio
A young man returns home from self-imposed exile to face a painful family reunion.
- The Lost Dog
The search for a missing dog leads a father and son to a neighbors farm ... and a turning point in their own relationship.
- Unstable Ground
An old man fumes but feels powerless to stop the personal and physical destruction going on next door.
A boy growing up in a close, hard-working family gets a taste of some harsher realities.
- First of the Month
An ambitious truck driver gets the business opportunity hes been looking for, but it comes with a lesson in human frailty.
- Eminent Domain
A family gathers one last time at the homeplace they are leaving behind.
- As a Snare
Relatives and neighbors exhort a young man to leave his life of partying behind and return to the church, and he finally decides he might as well give it a try.
A young woman comes home to the mountains for her grandmothers funeral after having been away in the city for years.
- The Idea of It
Chasing a romantic daydream of a life close to the land, a man and his family confront the reality of modern life in the hills where he was born.