YOU WANT MORE: SELECTED STORIES OF GEORGE SINGLETON
ABOUT THE BOOK
With his signature darkly acerbic and sharp-witted humor, George Singleton has built a reputation as one of the most astute and wise observers of the South. Now Tom Franklin introduces this master of the form with a compilation of acclaimed and prize-winning short fiction spanning twenty years and eight collections, including stories originally published in outlets like the "Atlantic Monthly", "Harper's", "Playboy", the "Georgia Review", the "Southern Review", and many more. A lovelorn and chatty euthanasia vet arrives at a couples' house to put down their dog, Probate; a father-to-be searches his workplace-a bar-for a replacement sonogram after recording an episode of Bonanza over the original; an unlikely romance sparks between a librarian and a professional bowler while they compete to win an RV; a father takes his son to visit the many ex-girlfriends that could have been his mother.
These stories bear the influence of Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, at other times Lewis Nordan and Donald Barthelme, and touch on the mysteries of childhood, the complexities of human relationships, and the absurdity of everyday life, its inexorable defeats and small triumphs. Assembled here for the very first time, "You Want More" showcases the body of work, hilarious and incisive, that has cemented George Singleton's place among the South's greatest living writers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George Singleton has published eight collections of stories, two novels, and a book of writing advice. More than 200 of his stories have appeared in magazines such as the "Atlantic Monthly", "Harper's", "Playboy", the "Georgia Review", the "Southern Review", the "Cincinnati Review", and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. He lives in Spartanburg, SC.