Yesterday’s Charlotte Observer reported that Allan Gurganus is working on new book. Tentatively titled Fourteen Feet of Water in My House, the novel will be set in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Gurganus is the editor of the 2006 volume of New Stories from the South. The Observer piece includes a great quote from the introduction: “Bad Southern Lit is like Bad Southern Oysters. Nothing will make you sicker when it’s ‘off.’ “