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Sandhill County Lines: Stories
Sandhill County—Clay Reynolds’s Yoknapatawpha—is the setting for all nine stories in this collection. Reynolds sees his stories as reflective fragments, “the kind one notices when driving through a county in North Central Texas—old buildings and houses, each one concealing a story. I wonder about such places, who may have built them and what they looked like new. I think a ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Texas Tech University Press
(first published September 1st 2007)
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Clay Reynolds' characters in these stories inhabit a world just down the road from Larry McMurtry's West Texas town in "The Last Picture Show." Here we find many of the same people with their trials and tribulations, sometimes treated farcically, sometimes not. A Friday afternoon fist fight in a bar is told as a good-ole-boy yarn in "A Better Class of People," and in a similar vein, four friends take off in a pickup to raise hell south of the border in "Mexico." Southern Baptists get a drubbing ...more