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I Review New Story Collections by Richard Burgin and Allan Gurganus

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In Burgin’s stories, no matter how despairing or desperate the character, there’s always a sense of life’s tragic-comic absurdity. As for Gurganus, the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, says he’s “tried to write the funniest books possible about the worst things that can happen to people.”

Click one of the images below to read my combination review in the October 6, 2013, edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

You can buy Hide Island and Local Souls at Barnes and Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

October 6th, 2013 at 12:04 pm