Moody and bittersweet: Save it for a literal rainy day and read in one sitting. - Kirkus Reviews
Southern Stories · Andrew Siegrist joins us on Zoom Monday, November 8th in conversation with Tom Franklin in celebration of release of Siegrist's debut & award winning short story collection, We Imagined It Was Rain.
Hailed by ZZ Packer as "a master of tone, detail, and imagery," Andrew Siegrist's debut collection, We Imagined It Was Rain, is a love song to Tennessee. These loosely connected stories are imbued with tenderness, seriousness, and a deep understanding of the human spirit. A young man moves to the mountains and builds an heirloom chest in the wake of his son's death; a town official must make the decision to execute a circus elephant; two siblings help their father commit suicide; a preacher picks up the pieces of his ruined church, and his marriage, after a devastating flood; locals share stories of the girl with eyelashes so long she can braid them. Siegrist demonstrates careful attention to the smallest moments, to the rain on a windowpane, to individual mementos passed down through generations, in this far-reaching and thoughtful collection.
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About the Author
Andrew Siegrist is a graduate of the Creative Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Arts & Letters, The Greensboro Review, Pembroke Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Bat City Review and elsewhere. He lives on the Cumberland River outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
About the Host
Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award. His previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk. He teaches in the University of Mississippi's MFA program.
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