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Review of For the Blood Is the Life

The narration of this piece feels like it's being whispered in your ear while you stand with barefoot kids in overalls who gape in awe as the goats are slaughtered and the blood pours out onto the soil. I am always entranced by the sound of people who hail from the mountains of Appalachia. The tape of the kids is great. Their perspective on the whole process is funny and honest and not to sappy. The quotes from the bible and the references to Sunday vividly portray the role that religion plays in the lives of Appalachians. There is even a reference to the economics of the meat industry. What a great story.