List Price: $19.95
Category: Poems, Plays and Aphorisms
Pub Date: April 15, 2014
Binding: Paperback, 110 pages
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Mid-century Atlanta’s Woodhall neighborhood was one of many southern city communities that had endured decades of depression and two world wars. Its houses were inhabited by middle class working people, living their lives unaware of the far-reaching social changes – beginning in the 1960s – that would sweep them toward the new millennium.
But in the 1940s and 50s, the neighbors still lived as they always had – through good times and bad, one year becoming the next – watching the four seasons make their timeless rounds.
“In a gold and sepia-toned suite of stories, Cary Bynum creates an Our Town in a mid-twentieth-century Atlanta neighborhood, where each house holds a haunting story of good plain people. Alive to the physical textures of place and lovingly accurate in depicting them, Bynum draws a world where Bibles are still read on an evening, where seven-year-old boys walk home from school alone, and where a black-and-white TV remains an aspiration. Emerging unspoken from the collection is a growing sense of the community we have lost not an idea enunciated in so many words, but a numbness, felt at the bone.”
John M. Bugge
Professor of English Emeritus, Emory University
“Cary Bynum has done it again! His Woodhall Stories are wonderfully written, with characters that are believable, dimensional and artfully woven into multiple stories. His descriptions of people, places and things are engaging and the story endings are my favorite: they are surprising and remind me of those crafted by O. Henry. This collection is another winner and Cary has proven again that he is a master storyteller.”
Author & Award-winning playwright