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A Short History of a Small Place

Authors: Pearson, T. R.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC016000, FIC019000, FIC066000
ISBN: 9781101126936, Related ISBNs: 014200362X, 1101126930, 9780142003626, 9781101126936
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 384,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.
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