East's terrain is a South that in the age of TV soap operas and radio call-in shows is no longer easily distinguished from the rest of the country. In The Girl Who Made It with Kennedy a man finds himself unable to shake his memories of the girl or his flashbacks to Dealey Plaza. In another of the stories a son remembers a summer in flight with his father, the Brain Surgeon of the title, a man who knew next to nothing about the human heart - didn't know the territory.
Used availability for Charles East's Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers
November 1996 : Hardback
June 1996 : USA Paperback