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Edisto revisited: a Novel

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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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9780805042375
9781480441613
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Grouped Work ID 55453d46-490e-ee71-83a8-ffbabf1a0542
Grouping Title edisto revisited
Grouping Author powell padgett
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-02 04:21:37AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 04:30:17AM

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display_description In the sequel to Powell's acclaimed debut, Edisto, Simons Manigault is older-if not particularly wiser-and searching for the cure to his restlessness in memory, travel, and forbidden love Fourteen years after we first met Simons Manigault, our protagonist is newly graduated from Clemson University, bored, unfocused, and idling his summer away at his mother's home in Edisto, South Carolina. Not yet ready to fully embrace adulthood, Simons finds himself surrendering to cynicism, as well as to the temptations of his "turned-out-well" first cousin, Patricia. To avoid sinking further into his rut, Simons embarks on a road trip through the South. After a disastrous stint as a Corpus Christi fisherman, he exits the Lone Star State, doubling back to the Louisiana bayou to spend some quality time with his former friend and mentor-and his mother's ex-lover-Taurus. But as even Taurus's once sought-after wisdom wears thin, Simons begins to suspect that the grass is not greener on the other side-it may be burnt, brown, and dead wherever he goes. Padgett Powell's literary return to Edisto is as outrageous, witty, and bitingly sharp as its predecessor. Readers who adored their first meeting with Simons Manigault will relish a second helping of his ennui and bad behavior. Newcomers will likewise be heartily glad they made the trip.
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subject_facet Boys -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, South Carolina -- Fiction
title_display Edisto revisited : a novel
title_full Edisto Revisited : a Novel [electronic resource] Powell, Padgett., Edisto revisited : a novel / Padgett Powell
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