Narrator Arty Norton looks back on her rough life in the North Carolina mountains in the mid nineteenth- century. Set in the mountain community of Sodom, N.C., Arty focuses on the years leading up to the Civil War, when her brother Hackley and their orphaned cousin Larkin are growing up. The two boys fall in love with the same girl, but romance is quickly pushed aside when the war begins. Adams, a successful folk singer, accentuates the story with passages from old mountain ballads.
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