Edisto

A Novel

Padgett Powell

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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Padgett Powell

Padgett Powell’s most recent novel is Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men. 

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Edisto
A Novel
Padgett Powell

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
February 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374531683
ISBN10: 0374531684
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
$13.00
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