The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake are tales born in the Blue Ridge Mountains about people you might meet at the local grocery, bar, pool hall or fishing hole. Characters who seem timeless as the mountain trails. There are miners and hunters, beautiful women who make men pay and lost teenagers. Southern characters easily become stereotypes in the hands of lesser writers, but Pancake creates individuals so alive in these hills and towns that they rival anything you might find in Hemingway, O’Conner, Faulkner or McCullers. Born in 1952, he shot himself in April of 1979, but he left us gold.
“Breece D’J Pancake’s Short, Stunning Career,” Chris Lehmann, NPR
“Transcripts of a Troubled Mind,” Tim Heffernan, Atlantic Monthly
Trilobites by B. D’J. Pancake