By Tracy Daugherty

In this, his 3rd assortment, Tracy Daugherty makes a speciality of social and cultural forces shaping people's intimate habit. Set in Texas and Oklahoma, the tales and novella recommend that even politics is a type of kin squabble whose elusive suggestions usually come from unforeseen quarters. In "Power Lines," a tender man's sexual awakening in Midland, Texas, coincides with classes approximately heroism and loyalty one sizzling summer time that's by surprise seared with violence. In "The Standoff," a retired flesh presser and his asthmatic grandson rediscover their bond on a visit to a small Oklahoma city the place the outdated guy has been requested to settle an "Indian dispute." In "Cotton Flat Road," a brother and sister raise the lid on their transformations as he discovers her mystery existence around the tracks within the Texas oil city they grew up in.

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