Duncan on Cattle Upon a Thousand Hills @EmoryLaw @AppReviewMag

Martha Grace Duncan, Emory University School of Law, has published Cattle Upon a Thousand Hills at 49 Appalachian Review 38 (Winter 2021). Here is the abstract.

Barn Burning
Wood and hay kin burn.
—William Faulkner
I was two-and-a-half years-old when I stood at the living room window with my very pregnant mother, watching our barn burn down. “I think you kind of enjoyed it,” she told me later. “The neighbors came and threw snowballs at the flames.”
No firefighters ventured out to save the barn or the animals lodged therein—ten cows, a horse, and a cat. Perched at the top of a hill, on a long dirt road, our farm lay twenty miles from the nearest city, in the extreme northeast corner of Pennsylvania. We were isolated at all times but especially in winter, when snow and ice left our home beyond the reach of the outside world.

Download the essay from SSRN at the link.