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A Short History of a Small Place: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 1, 2003
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142003626
ISBN-10 014200362X
Dimensions 0.50 by 8 by 4.75 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, an eccentric spinster and former belle of Neely, North Carolina, reappears in public after mysterious years of seclusion, accompanied by her pet monkey, Mr. Britches, in a new edition of the debut novel by the author of Polar. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Reissue edition from Penguin USA (October 1, 2003)
9780142003626 | details & prices | 384 pages | 8.00 × 4.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, an eccentric spinster and former belle of Neely, North Carolina, reappears in public after mysterious years of seclusion, accompanied by her pet monkey, Mr.
Reprint edition from Henry Holt & Co (May 1, 1994)
9780805033205 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Miss Myra Pettigrew, eccentric spinster and former belle of Neely, North Carolina, reappears in public after mysterious years of seclusion

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