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America Divine: Travels in the Hidden South
by Dallas Angguish (Goodreads Author)
America Divine is a collection of travel stories set in the Deep South, particularly New Orleans. The stories feature voodoo practitioners, psychics, snake-handlers, con-artists, ghosts and boozy Savannah landladies and are "quirky, engaging and often sensual." Angguish looks at the South with an outsiders lens, which is certainly fresh, but also colored by the powerful my ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 17th 2011 by Phosphor Books
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Set in the American Deep South, this is a highly atmospheric and original collection of short stories from Australian writer Dallas Angguish. Some readers may remember his earlier book 'Anywhere but Here…' published back in 2006. The opening story 'Shallow Water, Oh Mamma', is exceptionally strong and well-developed. Brooke, a recently graduated psychologist, takes up an offer to work in New Orleans. Post-Katrina the city is dealing with a mental health crisis’ ‘the inhabitants drowning under a ...more