Pete Candler in conversation with John T. Edge for A Deeper South

The author's road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history

Join Square Books in welcoming author Pete Candler for his new book A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern RoadCandler will be in conversation with friend and local author John T. Edge for this event on Thursday, May 23, at 5:30PM at Off Square Books.

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About the Book

In A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road, Pete Candler offers a travel narrative drawn from twenty-five years of road-tripping through the backroads of the American South. Featuring Candler's own photography, the book taps into the public imagination and the process of both remembering and forgetting that define our collective memory of place. Candler, who belongs to one of Georgia's most recognizable families, confronts the uncomfortable truths of his own ancestors' roles in the South's legacy of white supremacy with a masterful mix of authority and a humbling sense that his own journey of unforgetting and recovering has only just begun.

About the Author

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Pete Candler is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Bitter Southerner, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

About the Conversation Partner

John T. Edge of Oxford, Mississippi, hosts the SEC Network and Hulu television show TrueSouth and serves Garden & Gun as a columnist. Twice winner of the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, he wrote The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. Winner of the 2018 nonfiction prize from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Edge was elected to the Georgia Writer’s Hall of Fame in 2019. Edge teaches narrative nonfiction in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Georgia. Founding Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, he directs the Mississippi Lab and serves as writer-in-residence for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric – all at the University of Mississippi.

Books: 
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A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road By Pete Candler, Rosanne Cash (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Pete Candler, Rosanne Cash (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781643364797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of South Carolina Press - May 21st, 2024

The author's road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history


Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:30pm
Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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