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Pete Candler | A Deeper South (In-store)

ABOUT THE EVENT

Tickets include a signed copy of A DEEPER SOUTH, guaranteed entry to the event, and a seat in the reserved section. Pete will be in conversation with Tom Rankin. Pete will sign books after the program. Get tickets below. All live author events are subject to change. More information about our events can be found here

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The author's road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history

In A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road, Pete Candler offers a travel narrative drawn from twenty-five years of road-tripping through the backroads of the American South. Featuring Candler's own photography, the book taps into the public imagination and the process of both remembering and forgetting that define our collective memory of place. Candler, who belongs to one of Georgia's most recognizable families, confronts the uncomfortable truths of his own ancestors' roles in the South's legacy of white supremacy with a masterful mix of authority and a humbling sense that his own journey of unforgetting and recovering has only just begun.

With the wit of a Southern storyteller and the eye of a photographer, Candler takes the reader on a journey that spans two continents, six states, and countless miles of asphalt. Along the way, we meet the "galaxy's no. 1 Elvis fan," stop to ponder roadside markers and small-town monuments, and contemplate what makes the South both distinct from, and emblematic of, the nation of which it is a part. The stories that he uncovers can only be found off the beaten path, away from the curated tourist experiences and mass culture located near the interstate exit ramp. A Deeper South is about Candler's journeys to see the South and understand it, and he invites us to ride along.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, PETE CANDLER is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Bitter Southerner, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

TOM RANKIN is Professor of the Practice of Art and Documentary and director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. A photographer and writer, his photographs have been published widely in numerous magazines, journals, and books and are included in numerous private and museum collections. 

 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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