George Singleton Book Talk & Signing
When: Monday, March 11th, 6pm
Where: Fiction Addiction
If You Cannot Make the Event
Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.
If You’re Attending the Event
Southern author George Singleton will be discussing his latest short story collection, Staff Picks, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. There are two ticket options for this event. The $24 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat at the event, and includes a copy of Staff Picks. The $10 ticket admits one, is standing room only, and is good for $10 off a purchase the day of the event. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the event as we will start promptly. We will have books for sale prior to the event and at the event itself.
About Staff Picks
It’s Father’s Day 1972 and a young boy’s dad takes him to visit a string of unimpressive ex-girlfriends that could have been his mother; the unconventional detective work of a koan-speaking, Kung Fu–loving uncle solves a case of arson during a pancake breakfast; and a former geology professor, recovering from addiction, finds himself sharing a taxicab with specters from a Jim Crow–era lynching. Set in and around the fictional town of Steepleburg, South Carolina, the loosely tied stories in George Singleton’s Staff Picks place sympathetic, oddball characters in absurd, borderline surreal situations that slowly reveal the angst of southern history with humor and bite.
In the tradition of Donald Barthelme, T. C. Boyle, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver, Singleton creates lingering, darkly comedic tales by drawing from those places where familiarity and alienation coexist. A remarkable and distinct effort from an acclaimed chronicler of the South, Staff Picks reaffirms Singleton’s gift for crafting short story collections that both deliver individual gems and shine as a whole.