William Gay was a friend. After his death I ended up with his papers and have been, with the help of several friends, editing them for publication. These include his great masterpiece Lost Country along with a novella titled Little Sister Death and a collection of short stories. These have been compiled and edited and there are still two more novels, one titled Fugitives of the Heart and another, a detective story called Stoneburner, and finally a very early novel which is his first extant work.
So here are a few of the more poetic quotes we have run across as we were typing up and editing these books.