CCLA is pleased to announce that Padgett Powell’s novel EDISTO will be released in a new paperback edition by Catapult in August 2017. Walker Percy praised EDISTO as “truly remarkable . . . It reminds one of The Catcher in the Rye, but it’s better—sharper, funnier, more poignant.”

Padgett Powell has taught at the University of Florida MFA program for 25 years. For his seven books, which have been translated into ten languages, he has won the Whiting Foundation Award, the Pushcart Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the American Academy Prix de Rome; EDISTO was a finalist for the National Book Award. His writing has has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Esquire, and The New Yorker.

Read more about EDISTO and pre-order the new edition here.