From the highly acclaimed author of EDISTO and THE INTERROGATIVE MOOD, CRIES FOR HELP, VARIOUS, ventures again to surrealistic and comical terrain. The forty-four stories here, preoccupied with longing, fear, work, loneliness, and cultural nostalgia, are given exhilarating life by way of Powell’s “wit, his. . .dazzling turns of phrase” (Scott Spencer).’s new collection of stories,
A novel that has drawn comparisons with the work of J. D. Salinger, Truman Capote, and Flannery O’Connor, Padgett Powell's EDISTO is forthcoming in a new paperback edition in August 2017 from Catapult.
In EDISTO REVISITED, Simons Manigault is newly graduated from Clemson University, bored, unfocused, and idling […]
HOLOGRAM is a phantasmagoric dream of a novel, exploring the mind of a housewife enamored […]
The nine stories collected here are hilarious, wrenching, pessimistic, buoyant, low-down, high-strung, and impeccably written, […]
THE INTERROGATIVE MOOD is a wildly inventive, jazzy meditation on life and language—in which every […]
Truly a master of envelope-pushing, post-postmodern American fiction, in a class with Nicholas Baker and Lydia Davis, YOU & ME, as two loquacious gents on a porch discuss all manner of subjects, from the mundane to the spiritual to the downright ridiculous.brilliantly blends the sublime, the trivial, and the oddball in