September 13, 1991
Peter McGehee died in Canada. The gay Arkansas-born novelist was praised by reviewers for his outrageous comedies of Southern manners. Major stories or episodes in his novels are set at the IQ Zoo in Hot Springs (Garland County), at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock (Pulaski County), in a rural black church, and in a family cemetery. Such Little Rock locations as Robinson Auditorium, Central High School, the Quapaw Quarter, Little Rock Country Club, Graffiti’s restaurant, and Discovery discotheque anchor his novels.