By Rodney Jones
Village Prodigies imagines the city of chilly Springs, Alabama, from 1950 to 2015 and unfurls its narrative achieve as six boys—prodigies and swains—grow up and depart the familiarity of domestic and the agricultural South.
but all prodigies, all stories, all tales unavoidably loop again. via a multiplicity of issues of view and cutting edge types, Rodney Jones performs with the contradictions in our adventure of time, developing portals in which we trip among moments and characters, from the internal brain to the main external speech, from delusions to rational inspiration. We event Alzheimer’s and its impact on relatives, hearken to family members lore and skim family members fb posts, relive conflict, and revive half-forgotten folktales and games. during this deep exam of non-public and communal reminiscence, Jones blurs the traces among analog and electronic, poetry and prose.
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Village Prodigies by Rodney Jones