a week or so ago i was doing a “cross check” between writers of southern literary fiction and whom they work with as agents … came across a mention of Howard Bahr … Pelican Road.
mr. bahr is from meridan, mississippi … teaches in the creative writing department at Belhaven College, Jackson, MS. … the story covers a trip on the Pelican Road … southern railroad tracks from meridan to new orleans on christmas eve 1940.
it is a ‘man’s book’ … but for writers and readers of southern literary fiction it is the best example ( except for The Help ) of good southern fiction i have come across in the past decade. … a damn fine read.
Tom Honea asheville, nc magnolia, ms