Edisto by Padgett Powell

The novel revolves around a precocious twelve-year-old boy named Simons Manigault, who lives with his mother on Edisto Island, South Carolina. As a child prodigy, Simons is pushed by his mother to embrace literature and intellectual pursuits, but he is equally drawn to the local culture and the earthy wisdom of the island's inhabitants. The story captures his coming-of-age experiences, his struggle with his parents' divorce, and his interactions with a cast of colorful characters, including a drifter who becomes an unlikely mentor. Through lyrical prose and a Southern Gothic ambiance, the narrative explores themes of identity, adolescence, and the complex relationship between a boy and the adult world he is entering.

The 5107th greatest book of all time


Published
1984
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
192
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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