When Dashiell took to the field for the first time, the crowd started to jeer immediately. Supporters of both sides were united in their hatred of the boy. Dashiell Bancroft represented everything wrong with New England: crude, elitist, and spoiled. Nothing like the boys in Kansas.
When Dash took to the field for the last time, the crowd started to jeer immediately. Supporters of both sides were united in their hatred of the man. Dash represented everything wrong with the flyover states: crass, enervating, and simple. Nothing like the boys in Massachusetts.
“I wasn’t expecting it,” he confided in me as we walked under the cherry trees in bloom.
“I knew that there was big culture gap, but I didn’t realize how big. It was when I finally came back to Innsmouth that I knew I had to change things. If there was this much disagreement about basic values, then…
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