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kindle Å How Far She Went Paperback é helpyouantib ó [PDF] ✅ How Far She Went ✈ Mary Hood – Helpyouantib.co.uk Mary Hood's fictional world is a world where fear anger longing sometimes worse lie just below the surface of a pleasant summer afternoon or a Sunday church serviceIn A Country Girl for exampInvading sort of eyes the woman had spent her lifetime bolting doors againstIn the story Inexorable Process we see the relentless desperation of Angelina who hated many things but Sundays most of all and in Solomon's Seal the ancient anger of the mountain woman who has crowded her husband out of her life and her heart until the plants she has tended in her rage fill the half acre The madder she got the greener everything gr Southern literary triumphs in its demarcation of liminal spaces of the waxing of triumph and waning of defeat While Mary Hood succeeds admirably in capturing the Southern decline of the second half of the 20th century her moving prose fails to capture the significance behind this abjection and while she draws close she fails to achieve the magnificence of Faulkner Mitchell or O'Conner Hood's depiction of the South expertly chronicles the intersection of screen porches and formica of rattling window air conditioners in pine barrens and outlaw rock and roll echoing through graveyards Her stories have a striking verisimilitude and some including Lonesome Road Blues Solomon's Seal A Country Girl approach brilliance Others however never extend beyond the grotesue presenting lurid and engaging images but with little substance Readers are left to draw their own conclusions from these stories and while this approach may offer greater power to the reader it also means that Hood is not conveying the insight into Southern culture which she so expertly reveals in her best stories I would recommend How Far She Went to anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction especially fiction which centers on the American South

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Ething changes this summer afternoon with the arrival at a family reunion of fair and fiery Johnny Calhoun everybody's kind and nobody's kin forty in a year or so and wild in the way that made him worth the trouble he causedThe title story in the collection begins with a visit to clean the graves in a country cemetery and ends with the terrifying pursuit of a young girl and her grandmother by two bikers one of whom had the Mary Hood is an obscure writer from the South but she is a great writer In fact I am in awe of her writing

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How Far She WentMary Hood's fictional world is a world where fear anger longing sometimes worse lie just below the surface of a pleasant summer afternoon or a Sunday church serviceIn A Country Girl for example she creates an idyllic valley where a barefoot girl sings melodies low and private as a lullaby and where you could pick up one of the little early apples from the ground and eat it right then without worrying about pesticide But som This continues my Summer of Southern Writers series This too was a recommendation and yet another writer I wasn't aware of These are nicely written stories Flannery O'Connor Award winning I enjoyed them enough to want to read of her work but this colleciton doesn't rank among the best I've ever read That doesn't sound nice even though these are worth reading I'll leave it at that