A Funeral in my Brain
Feagin Jones spent her childhood in the spaces between the suburban South and the rural hills of Appalachia, Southern decadence and provincial poverty. Her mother's family is rooted in the red dirt of Georgia, her father's in the black dust of Eastern Kentucky. In this collection of essays, Feagin Jones discusses loss---the way it cycles---family, religion, love, hard work, silence, death, addiction, abuse, oppression, Southern gentility. The wheel of fortune turns. The tide moves on.