The Hunt Out of the Thicket
This stunning book of short stories introduces the literary world to an author who writes of the outdoors with rare artistry and exactitude. John Morel Adler knows the woods, thickets, swamps, rivers, and coasts of his native Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry. He knows its wildlife and its people. These tales of outdoor life are equally and simultaneously stories of what another writer about the Southern wilderness, William Faulkner, called "the truths of the human heart in conflict with itself," and they search keenly into the meanings of life and death, youth and love, time and change.