Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Darnell Arnoult

Where Tension and Conflict Reside in Words

It’s easy to understand William Gay’s attraction to Appalachian landscapes—geographical or psychological

February 29, 2012 William Gay’s work resonates with an Appalachian sensibility—the lament and yearning of fiercely independent characters, whether evil or innocent, who wrestle their environment as much as their history, or circumstance, or fate—rendered in his eloquent, speakerly storytelling.

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