A collection of intertwined short stories, bringing to mind the style of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio
. "Folk" is also reminiscent of Stephen King's dystopian work The Stand
. Setting is an undetermined date at some point in the future, after a nuclear disaster has wiped out much of humanity. Earth's capacity to sustain plant life is severely altered as well, requiring methodical crop rotation. To say much more would give away too many spoilers. Sci-Fi fans - especially of dystopian works - will enjoy this classic.