Review of George Singleton's Calloustown

You know when you’re traveling to the beach and the road ahead of you stretches for miles and the exits become less frequent? Then as the wiggly heat waves rise from the pavement, you suddenly notice Burma Shave signs for boiled peanuts, fresh peaches and the last chance for gas. Calloustown by George Singleton, is that exit. You stop because you need to fill-up. You stay because you can’t resist the peaches. You’re caught up – in the place, the people and their stories. Calloustown by George Singleton, published by Dzanc Books, is a short story collection about a small town in the rural South. Singleton’s Southern storytelling engages within a few sentences of each chapter. The characters’

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