"...we'll understand why."
I'm an old Stay Moron, living at the confluence of Little Buffalo and Hoghead Creek, and have long been an avid follower of DH and his fantastical yet down to earth tales of the not-so-mythical village I call my neighborhood. I actually had the great good pleasure to meet and share time with DH back around 1979 as we spent a long evening soaking in an old pickle barrel filled with steaming hot water, Stay More's first hot tub. Appropriate as we were also pickled. I also had the privilege of providing a ham (maybe not as good as an Ingledew ham) for a dinner party following a reading.
I have read and reread all of his works and am now, with sweet sorrow, finishing Enduring which i consider the perfect swan song - it pulls the ends of the circle together so well. What a steamy and heady tale - it takes my breath away at times. Latha Bourne is indeed the Ozarks' Aphrodite.
While I am deeply saddened that there will be no more tales of Stay More (and we'll never read "And God Made Every"), with this and his full collection the legacy of Donald Harington will indeed Endure.
Consolations to family friends and fans.