Edisto and Edisto Revisited: In One Volume

Edisto and Edisto Revisited: In One Volume By Padgett Powell, Edisto and Edisto Revisited In One Volume A special two in one edition of National Book Award finalist Padgett Powell s acclaimed southern novels Edisto and Edisto RevisitedIn Edisto Simons Everson Manigault is not a typical twelve year old
  • Title: Edisto and Edisto Revisited: In One Volume
  • Author: Padgett Powell
  • ISBN: 9781480465916
  • Page: 240
  • Format: ebook
  • Edisto and Edisto Revisited: In One Volume By Padgett Powell, A special two in one edition of National Book Award finalist Padgett Powell s acclaimed southern novels Edisto and Edisto RevisitedIn Edisto, Simons Everson Manigault is not a typical twelve year old boy in tiny Edisto, South Carolina, in the late 1960s At the insistence of his challenging mother, who believes her son to possess a capacity for genius, Simons immerses himA special two in one edition of National Book Award finalist Padgett Powell s acclaimed southern novels Edisto and Edisto RevisitedIn Edisto, Simons Everson Manigault is not a typical twelve year old boy in tiny Edisto, South Carolina, in the late 1960s At the insistence of his challenging mother, who believes her son to possess a capacity for genius, Simons immerses himself in great literature and becomes as literate and literary as any English professor When Taurus, a soft spoken African American stranger, moves into the cabin recently vacated by the Manigaults longtime maid, a friendship forms The lonely, excitable Simons and the quiet, thoughtful Taurus, who has appointed himself Simons s guide in the ways of the grown up world, bond over the course of a hot southern summer.In Edisto Revisited, Simons Manigault 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 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.
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    1. Padgett Powell

      Padgett Powell is the author of four novels, including Edisto, which was nominated for the National Book Award His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper s, The Paris Review, Esquire, and other publications, as well as in the anthologies Best American Short Stories and Best American Sports Writing He lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he teaches writing at MFA FLA, the writing program of the University of Florida.

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