Edisto: a Novel

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Farrar, Straus, Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1984.
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English
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Simons Everson Manigault ('You say it 'Simmons.' I'm a rare one-m Simons) lives with his mother, an eccentric professor (known as the Duchess), on an isolated and undeveloped strip of South Carolina coast. Convinced that her son can be a writer of genius, the Duchess has immersed Simons in the literary classics since birth (Like some kids swat mobiles, I was to thumb pages) and has given him free rein to gather material in such spots as the Baby Grand, a local black nightclub. (It was an assignment. I'm supposed to write. I'm supposed get good at it.)
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display_descriptionFinalist for the National Book Award: Through the eyes of a precocious twelve-year-old in a seaside South Carolina town, the world of love, sex, friendship, and betrayal blossoms 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 (known to local blacks as "the Duchess"), 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. But Taurus may be playing a larger role in the Manigaults' life than he is willing to let on-a suspicion that is confirmed when Simons's absent father suddenly returns to the family fold. An evocative, thoughtful novel about growing up, written in language that sparkles and soars, Padgett Powell's Edisto is the first novel of one of the most important southern writers of the last quarter century.
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