Title Profile & Character Information

Local Souls

Annotation
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.

GenreFiction
Domestic
Southern fiction
Collection
TopicsUnplanned pregnancy
Loss
Missing children
High school students
Fame
Doctor-patient confidentiality
Desire
Floods
Marriage
Parenthood
Male friendship
Grief
Family histories
SettingNorth Carolina