Altroquando In No Man’s Land
9 stories all set in the most rural, most forgotten Kentucky, far from the “city”. Different characters who, however, seem to form a single large family, united by hills, woods, rivers. All neighbors, as evidenced by the map that opens the book. The events take place in a contemporary era but with an ancient breath, at times ancestral, rough, as if to want to create a modern western, a western without gunslingers or stagecoaches, made up of hunters, ferocious animals, poker games, breeders of pigs with the desire to escape. A book not voluminous, but incredibly dense. Offutt has the now rare gift of thrilling by subtracting.