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Miss Jessie Gatewood enters the steamy East Texas town of Splendora on the arm of a native son and, draped in Victorian finery and social graces, takes the town and its relentlessly eccentric residents by storm
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Edward Swift made his debut as a novelist in 1978 with Splendora, which The Houston Chronicle praised as one of the year's best comic novels. He has since written four other acclaimed novels, as well as a memoir, My Grandfather's Finger. He lives in New York City, where he is working on a new novel.Review:
"An intoxicating mixture of wickedness and fun." -- People
"Edward Swift has a particular gift for capturing the continuous low musical murmur of small-town gossip..." -- Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review
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Book Description The Viking Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670664103
Book Description Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670664103
Book Description The Viking Press, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670664103