Flannery O'Connor's work is a brew of religion, race, family, history, pride, guilt, confession, repentance, social standing, rigid moral codes; contradictions of every stripe and all usually present in any single individual. This is why the region produces some of the richest stories anywhere on Earth. A twisted history and the psychic damage it causes is good for art, if not much else. It's called Southern Gothic.
Today's short story is "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," from the eponymous collection published in 1955.