Collection of short stories from native of Worcester, Massachusetts and professor of creative writing at Florida International University. Author of the novels "Louisiana Power & Light" (1994), "Love Warps the Mind a Little" (1997), "Requiem, Mass." (2008), and several other works of prose.
Profile of the life, training, and works of expert Maine-based fiddler, Don Roy. The musical traditions in which he seats himself, and the attention he has brought to contemporary fiddle playing through public performance. The author's critique of models of cultural sustainability, cultural preservation industry, and other institutions through the example of Roy's pursuits, his community music project, "Fiddle-icious," and through his "inherited sense of music as a participatory activity" (36). Summary history of Franco American immigration and subsequent communities in southern Maine. Contains segments of interviews with Don Roy and Cindy Roy, among others.