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Edisto

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ISBN 10: 043637918X / ISBN 13: 9780436379185
Published by Secker & Warburg, London, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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english first of padgett powell's first book. Size: 8mo. Bookseller Inventory # 013587

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Title: Edisto

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First English Edition.

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Synopsis:

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

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