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Edisto (Paperback)

Author:  Padgett Powell
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0374531684
ISBN-13: 9780374531683
Sku: 208357159
Publish Date: 2/3/2009
Pages:  183
Age Range:  NA
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A novel that has drawn comparisons with the work of J. D. Salinger, Truman Capote, and Flannery O''Connor, "Edisto "centers on one Simons Everson Manigault, a twelve-year-old possessed of a vocabulary and sophistication way beyond his years and a preadolescent bewilderment with the behavior of adults. These include his mother, who is known as the Duchess, and his enigmatic father-surrogate, Taurus. Imbued with a strong sense of place--an isolated strip of South Carolina coast called Edisto--Padgett Powell''s novel is "truly remarkable . . . both as a narrative and in its extraordinary use of language" (Walker Percy).

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0183
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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