K. L. Cook's debut collection of linked stories spans three generations in the life of one West Texas family. Events both tender and tragic lead to a strange and lovely vision of a world stitched together in tenuous ways as the characters struggle to make sense of their lives amid the shifting boundaries of marriage, family, class, and culture. A series of unusual incidents--a daughter's elopement, a sobering holiday trip, a vicious attack by the family dog, a lightning strike--provokes a mother of five to abandon her ...

Last Call 2013, Bison Books

ISBN-13: 9780803271715

Trade paperback

Last Call 2004, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803215405