Allan Gurganus reads and discusses his book Local Souls
Mon 11/4 7pm-8pm
Allan Gurganus discusses his new novel Local Souls
Liveright Publishing 9780871403797
Join us for an evening of fun (and adult beverages) with celebrated author Allan Gurganus as he discusses his new work, Local Souls.
“Bravo! Gurganus is publishing his first work in over a decade, three novellas set in Falls, NC, the mythic town in his knockout first novel…- Library Journal
“The architecture of Allan Gurganus's storytelling is flawless. His narration becomes a Greek chorus, Sophocles in North Carolina. Gurganus makes the preternatural feel natural. Sexual taboos, a parent's worst fears: these emerge in tones comic and horrifying. Each novella delivers an ending of true force.” --John Irving
With the meteoric success of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus placed himself among America's most original and emotionally engaged storytellers. If his first comic novel mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O'Connor kicking into our new century.
Alan Gurganus's, books include White People and Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Gurganus is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Adaptations of his fiction have earned four Emmys. A resident of his native North Carolina, he lives in a village of six thousand souls.
Author photo by Roger Haile