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Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

About the Author

T. R. Pearson is the author of eight novels, including Polar and Blue Ridge, a New York Times Notable Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142003626
Author:
Pearson, T R
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Pearson, T. R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
108-270
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.82x4.98x.72 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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