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Sitting Up With the Dead Pamela Petro

Sitting Up With the Dead By Pamela Petro

Sitting Up With the Dead by Pamela Petro


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Summary

An enthralling, rollicking tour among the storytellers of the American Deep South.

Sitting Up With the Dead Summary

Sitting Up With the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American South by Pamela Petro

An enthralling, rollicking tour among the storytellers of the American Deep South.

The story of the South is not finished. The southeastern states of America, the old Confederacy, bristle with storytellers who refuse to be silent. Many of the tales passed down from generation to generation to be told and re-told continue to change their shape to suit their time, stretching elastically to find new ways of retailing the People's Truth. Travelling back and forth, from the Carolinas to Louisiana, from the Appalachians to Atlantic islands, from Virginian valleys to Florida swamps, and sitting before bewitching storytellers who tell her tales that hold her hard, Pamela Petro gathers up a fistful of history, and sieves out of it the shiny truths that these stories have been polishing over the years. Here is another America altogether, lingering on behind the facade of the ubiquitous strip-mall of anodyne, branded commerce and communication, moving to other rhythms, reaching back into the past to clutch at the shattering events that shaped it and haunt it still.

Sitting Up With the Dead Reviews

'Enthusiastic and indiscreet, funny and learned, Petro is about as good a travel companion as you could get' Spectator

'Petro is the sort of writer you really look forward to meeting. Entertaining and informative, she writes with such disarming frankness that you feel you know every intimate quirk about her.' The Big Issue

About Pamela Petro

Pamela Petro has been educated at Brown, Paris and Harvard Universities, and at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She has since taught Welsh and travel writing in the USA. She regularly contributes to the New York Times Travel Section and to Planet, and has compiled a guide to New England.

Additional information

GOR004153991
9780006552086
0006552080
Sitting Up With the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American South by Pamela Petro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20020507
448
N/A
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