We are pleased to announce our new Reader Meet Writer virtual event series. This new program will offer up some of your favorite authors discussing their newest book and answering your questions. We are not charging any fee for this series but do request that you purchase the books through our new online store however this is not a requirement to attend.
Please use this link to register for this event.
Allan Gurganus will discuss his book, The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus, available from Righton Books here.
These ten classic tales attest to the growing depth of his genius. Offering characters antic and tragic, Gurganus charts the human condition as we live it now. His parables recall William Faulkner’s scope, Flannery O’Connor’s corrosive wit. We encounter a seaside couple fighting to save their dog from Maine’s fierce undertow; a mortician whose dedication to his departed clients exceeds all legal limits. A virginal 78-year-old grammar-school librarian has her only erotic encounter with a Joe Exotic-like polyamorous snake farmer. In the lead-off story, already excerpted in The New Yorker, cholera strikes a rural village in 1850 and citizens blame their doomed young doctor, who saved hundreds. A sublime ventriloquist, Gurganus again proves himself among our wisest writers.