Waylon County: Texas Stories by Heath Dollar

Waylon County: Texas Stories by Heath Dollar

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About the Book:
Whether they left home fast or would never dream of leaving, Waylon County is about folks from the heart of the Texas Hill Country. A nine-time bride is faced with a law stopping her from marrying again. A military contractor, fresh from Afghanistan, enters the Wailin’ Biscuit CafĂ© with a comfort monkey on his back, and a bookman descended from Spanish explorers discovers an incredible treasure. Waylon County is Texas itself. It is a place of fable, satire, and the slow drawl of truth.
About the Author:
Heath Dollar is the author of Waylon County: Texas Stories. He is the winner of the Texas Observer Short Story Contest and was named a finalist for the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story by the Texas Institute of Letters. You may read more from Heath at heathdollar.com.

Editorial Reviews:

“Waylon County: Texas Stories is a fresh-voiced, well-composed collection of thirty-one vignettes and short stories set in a fictional county in the Texas Hill Country… The structure of Waylon County: Texas Stories initially may bring to mind works such as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, a dark portrait of small-town life, and William Faulkner’s likewise controversial Go Down, Moses, a novel originally published as a collection of short stories about the white and black descendants of one Southern plantation owner… Waylon County: Texas Stories entertainingly reminds us that the Lone Star State is still a unique place with its own state of mind. Yet, key languages and customs of the past--Spanish, English, German, and Czech — are being altered by progress and expanded by people moving into Central Texas from many other cultures and places. Even in remotest Waylon County, you cannot escape the change.”