Lord of the Land


Wolfe's comments from the Introduction to Starwater Strains

"Lord of the Land" is a Lovecraft story as well as a Sam Cooper story. If you've sat in a rocker on the front porch of a farmhouse, cooling your face with a fan from a funeral parlor, you'll be kind to this story. If you have not, well, it wasn't written for you.


Folklorist Sam Cooper interviews a Tennessee farm family and encounters a Lovecraftian soul-sucking horror.


  • Sources of quotes
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  • Theories about what happens under the surface, what the narrator isn't telling us, who the narrator is and when and why s/he is telling the story, what the whole thing "means," etc.
    If there are multiple or competing theories, each one should be given a name with a three-bang (!!!) header; if the page begins to get out-of-hand from the size of these, as could happen in a few cases, they should be shuffled off to their own page(s).
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