Parlous Angels by Ed Southern

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Parlous Angels by Ed Southern

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8.5 x 5.5 paperback

184 pages

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Praise for Parlous Angels

“Ed Southern's stories are about hard work and hard times and what is required of a boy to become a man in such a place and time. They are also about class—that taboo subject in America—and about anger, love, and yearning. Carefully written, with the best dialogue I've read in years, these terrific and utterly original stories are made to last—like a stone pathway or a brick wall.”

  — Lee Smith, author of On Agate Hill and The Last Girls

”Ed Southern has written a luminous collection of stories, chronicling the life and times of several generations of a family in the North Carolina piedmont. As the time and place become more complex, so do the people evolve from rural working-class men to urban intellectuals with new moral conflicts to contend with. This is a thoughtful and perceptive work, written with skill and affection by a Tarheel born and bred.”

  — Sharyn McCrumb, author of St. Dale and Once Around the Track

 

About the Author

Ed Southern was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and began making up characters and stories shortly after. Before he was 10 years old, his mother had decided that “either this child is going to be a writer, or we’re going to have to spend a fortune on therapy for him.”  (Whether that was a valid either/or proposition is still to be determined.) Southern’s previous work, all nonfiction, includes The Jamestown Adventure, Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, and Sports in the Carolinas.  He lives in Winston-Salem, and is executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.