"...Paw Paw's got a rabbit and three legs on us and he's been holding the thing for two months. My brother Glen was hot on his weekly phone call to the city. You gotta get out here and take it back, man..."
“...My oldest friends may remember me asking them for a month or so during my mid-early twenties for reasons they wanted to have children. Those of them who eventually wanted to have them. Hetero and homosexual and whatever else, alike, I asked them. I wanted to hear an answer that sounded unselfish to me, although I was sure none like that would come...”
A collection of short stories and itineraries on South-meets-Midwest cultural differences, strained familial and romantic relationships, catching up with old friends, dead rats tied together at the tail, and various things to do with vegetables, including shooting string beans at strangers through a straw, and searching for things like sunglasses, grits, and skunk-apes.