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Old 02-12-2009, 11:07 AM
AuntiePam is offline
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I'll second the recommendations for William Gay, Larry Brown, and Clyde Edgerton, and add Larry Watson. Oh! And Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff. Ohio's not really the south, but maybe it should be.

Edna O'Brien sometimes reminds me of Flannery O'Connor, so you might check her out too.