Books The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake, James Alan McPherson, John Casey and Andre Dubus Paperback, 186 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Stories of Breece D'J PancakeAuthorBreece D'J Pancake, James Alan McPherson, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Twelve stories written during a promising, abruptly ended career illuminate the lives of doomed and despairing brawlers, murderers, drunkards, and demented husbands and wives in West Virginia's mountain hollows. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake You Must Read This Breece D'J Pancake's Short, Stunning Career July 27, 2006 Breece D'J Pancake took his own life in 1979, not long after The Atlantic Monthly published his first stories. He was 26. Author Susan Straight often shares his work with twentysomething students. She wants them "to heed the fullness of his fictional world... his anger and exact prose."