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Edisto: a novel

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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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9780374146511
9781480441576
9781936787722
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, South Carolina -- Fiction
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