Raney, Edgerton's first novel, was originally published in 1985. It represents some of Edgerton's most comic, candid, and ambitious writing. This Southern Revivals edition includes a new introduction by the author and a preface from series editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., director of the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies.
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"There is no way I can do justice to Raney unless I start at page one and quote the whole book. . . . Raney is a short, hilarious, and very wise novel."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
"This is a dead-on portrait, markedly reminiscent of Mark Twain. Edgerton's ear for South-speak is comprehensive and true. And the attitudes and manners of his characters step right out of the Safeway. . . . Help yourself to a story that's light, warm, neighborly, satisfying—and very American."—Detroit News
"Raney appears to be a harmless little novel, but readers should be warned: The book is dangerous. It is one of those rare volumes that causes uncontrollable fits of laughter and makes normally quiet, shy people read passages aloud. Raney herself is a masterpiece."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A funny, deft, heartening book. If I were single, I'd marry it."—Roy Blount Jr.
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