Writers from across the nation—each with a Pittsburgh connection —cover topics from stripper’s work to West Virginia’s famed Matewan shootout, and Atlantic City’s Boardwalk before Donald Trump. Contributors incl. Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Stewart O’ Nan, & a photo essay on photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris.
These two novellas and collection of short stories—Hiding Place (1981), Sent for You Yesterday (1984), and Damballah (1981)—share characters, events, and locales, and are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.
A collection of the work of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)—one of the most vigorous and prolific writers of his time, and extoller of democracy.