EP: “Saints Have Mothers” is going to be published in Italy in September and “Saint Monster” to be republished then, too. Both have saints in the title. And some sort of saint in the plot. Why are you so interested in holiness, goodness? Do you feel a bit of a saint? AG: Only sinners like […]
Author of “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” and “Local Souls” describes the joys of living next to a cemetery for CBS Sunday Morning.
Podcast of Allan Gurganus reading at UCLA Hammer Library on October 10, 2013
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Noah Charney interviews Allan Gurganus for The Daily Beast
Occasionally shocking, consistently understated and knowing, “Local Souls” deploys three related novellas that deal with people who don’t fit in. The world of Allan Gurganus’ first new work of fiction in a dozen years is both familiar and eccentric.
Best known for the 1989 novel “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All,” Mr. Gurganus revisits its locale here. Set in the town of Falls, a fictitious rural community of some 6,800 near the real North Carolina city of Raleigh, these unusual novellas, which could stand alone but resonate well together, focus on outliers and taboos.
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