It’s a treasure trove, this book of Elmore’s short stories called When The Women Come Out To Dance. In addition to the fact that there’s not a dud in the bunch, and a whole number of gems, you’ll find the seeds of a number of other works. Probably more than I recognized, since I know not all. However, “Fire in the Hole” is the genesis of the excellent TV series, Justified. “Hurrah for Captain Early” has intriguing connections to Cuba Libre.
Even without all that, you won’t want to miss the absolutely original “Tonto Woman” or the comic and juicy “Tenkiller”
It’s yet another testament to the power of this sterling literary presence.