FURROW AND SLICE is a book of short short stories and attending photographs—some of the stories standing on their own, others as chapters of longer works—that portrays the world beyond the valley’s hills of the mill town of Furnass. A world of rolling hills and fields of wheat and oats and corn. A world of isolated farmhouses keeping company only with their barns and outbuildings. A world of open vistas and skies that go for miles even on a gray day. A world where the land if left untended goes quickly back to forest where the wild things are. At times the life of the farmlands intersects with the life of the town—at the supermarkets and superstores in the shopping malls, at the shops and restaurants and dealerships along the streets of Furnass. But soon enough the people of the farmlands return home to where they’re known and understood. Proud of who they are, and who they are not.