“Echolocation: A Novel”
Author: Mark Powell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $24.99 (Hardcover)
Southern fiction is continually evolving, the characters and settings changing with the times. What began with raw East Alabama frontier characters in “The Adventures of Simon Suggs,” then “Huckleberry Finn,” then Erskine Caldwell’s pellagra-ridden creatures on” Tobacco Road,” moved to Faulkner’s plantations, Welty’s and Thomas Wolfe’s small cities.
Walker Percy set a lot of his fiction at the country club.