ZZ Packer's New Short Fiction Challenges Old Notions of Identity

Charleston City Paper | September 4, 2008
It’s a tangle Packer addresses when she marks the border between the “Southerners” and “southerners.” “Southerners, in full possession of that capital ‘S,’ stroll through life with an unassailable sense of right and wrong,” she writes. “Right: chicken-fried steak, Jesus, zero taxation; wrong: vegetarianism, psychiatry, Birkenstocks. The ‘southerner,’ lowercase, does not stroll so much as simper.”

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