Fiction. When Agile Hess goes missing, his mother asks his childhood friend Hills to find him. This leads Hills through memories of days spent shooting at bean cans with Agile, before a tragic event that changed their lives; and the search for his friend leads to redemption for both from being "swallowed up by time." Part picaresque crime caper, part most unlikely Grail quest, this is foremost a lyrical and loving evocation of the land, the animals, and the people of East Kentucky.
Eastern Kentucky native Steven R. Cope is the author of over a dozen books of poetry and prose, for adults and children, including THE BEAN CAN: A BOOK and WA- HITA, both from Broadstone Books. In addition to teaching creative writing at a number of Kentucky universities, he is a musician and songwriter who has taught guitar to hundreds of students. He lives outside of Winchester.Author City: WINCHESTER, KY USA