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Breece Pancake

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Breece Pancake

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Martha Woodroof of member station WMRA has this profile of writer Breece Pancake. Pancake wrote about the hardscrabble lives he observed in the hills of West Virginia. He was on his way to literary stardom when he committed suicide in 1979 at the age of 26.

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