Title Profile & Character Information

Local Souls

Annotation
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, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. In "Fear Not," a bankers daughter hunts for the child she was forced to give up at birth. In "Saints Have Mothers," a cult grows up around a vanished high school valedictorian. In "Decoy," the eroticized bond between two married men is tested by an epic flood.

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