White People

White People

By Allan Gurganus

Vintage, Paperback, 9780375704277, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2000

Description
In these eleven stories, Allan Gurganus--author of the highly acclaimed Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All--gives heartbreaking and hilarious voice to the fears, desires and triumphs of a grand cast of Americans.
Here are war heroes bewildered by the complex negotiations of family life, former debutantes called upon to muster resources they never knew they had, vacationing senior citizens confronted by their own bravery, and married men brought up short by the marvelous possibilities of entirely different lives.Written with flair, wit, and deep humanity, this award-winning volume confirms Allan Gurganus as one of the finest writers of our time.


About the Author
Allan Gurganus s first novel, "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All", was a "New York Times" bestseller and has been translated into twelve languages. His novel "White People" was the winner of the Los Angeles Book Prize and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist, and his short fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker", the "Atlantic", and the "Paris Review" and has been anthologized in the "The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Short Stories, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction", and "New Stories from the South". He is a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.


Praise For White People

"Gurganus, a storyteller in the grand tradition...can tell his stories as well as anyone alive in our time." --The New York Times Book Review

"Ranging from family memoirs to historical pieces, from satire to surrealism, White People celebrates American culture in all its humanistic vibrancy and grotesque contradictions.  Blending trenchant satire with outrageous humor, Gurganus's stories recall both Mark Twain and Flannery O'Connor."--Chicago Tribune

"Each story is a gem."--San Francisco Chronicle