When Angels RestBook - 1998
But the tenor of these games changes as developments bring the world's war closer to home: the crackle of the town's first radio delivers bad news on a daily basis, and a native son dies on Iwo Jima. For the first time ever, an airplane darkens the skies over Stay More, and soldiers occupy the isolated hills in training for an invasion of Japan. As the ways of outsiders seep into the tiny hamlet's routines, the texture of rural life is irrevocably changed.
By turns comic, sad, and violent, When Angels Rest is a masterful work, part American tall tale, part hillbilly Paradiso.
From Library Staff
multcolib_darceem Feb 03, 2014
World War II arrives to Stay More in this novel described as part American tall tale, part hillbilly paradiso.