Even strange people need love no matter how ugly it is. This is a collection of short stories set deep in the rural backwoods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula were winters are long and harsh, unemployment is constantly high and alcoholism and drug abuse kills time and people. Most of them either hang out at the bar or at church. Sometimes they do both. If you're looking for answers to some of life's tougher questions, you won't find them in this book. All you'll get are poignant and often painful descriptions of the weirder side of human nature that always craves love but often finds despair instead. Call it Northern Gothic or whatever you want it. The author just calls it as he sees it from a fictional viewpoint.