"Evocative of a place of which most Northerners are unaware, Ludwick's turf isn't the South, or the New South, but the New New South. As ethnically diverse as the Lower East Side, a landscape in which new arrivals from Mexico or Pakistan strive to find their place alongside the last heirs of the plantocracy and flat-out crackers. But these stories could be set anywhere, and they'd be every bit as damn good. In this luminous collection, Ludwick captures these New New Americans' struggle with sharp perception, dark humor, and the deepest humanity."
Terence Hawkins, Founding Director, Yale Writers’ Conference; author of American Neolithic