Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ron Rash, I Expect Honesty. Thank You.




Looking forward to Ron Rash's new collection. But we'll have to see about this "underside" business. I'll be looking for a belly more closely resembling that of a trash-eating Carp than the smooth tummy of your average smallmouth. I'll be looking for the spoken truth of what I see each day, and hope it's in here.

Here's the news story I came across: Short stories show Appalachia's raw underside


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