Publisher description for The half-mammals of Dixie / George Singleton.
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This second collection of short stories by a bright star in Southern fiction showcases a town so tiny it missed the map, the gleefully off-the-wall Southerners who refuse to be pigeonholed, and a South far removed from big-city Atlanta and proper Charleston. As the author says of his characters, "They're regular people just trying to get by." Among them: a boy whose reputation is ruined when he appears in a head-lice documentary
a lovelorn father who woos his third-grader's teacher with creative show-and-tells
and a former pharmaceuticals salesman who waits for the word of God to tell him what to paint on next the "primitive" canvases he sells for big bucks to an art dealer.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Southern States Social life and customs Fiction