Beth Gilstrap, author of DEADHEADING AND OTHER STORIES, interviewed for Southern Review of Books

Whether reading her beautifully-detailed descriptions of place in the outstanding “What Magic” and “Lake Hartwell, South Carolina” or diving into the hurt but determined mind of Layla in “Still Soft, Still Whole” and “Deadheading,” it’s clear that Beth Gilstrap knows how to capture the essential truths of place and people. Her latest collection, Deadheading & Other Stories, is a beautiful, affecting work — one that, with lyrical prose, explores what it means to survive in the South.