The Floatplane Notebooks
The novel cycles through a series of six narrators, including a generations-old wisteria vine that shares elements of a dark history the family members cannot and will not reveal. Edgerton balances the comic with the realistic in a deft portrayal of the rural South and also depicts elements of the sense of loss that is a consequence of war. The Floatplane Notebooks was a selection of the Book of the Month Club and the Quality Paperback Book Club.
This Southern Revivals edition includes a new introduction from the author and a preface from series editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., director of the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies.
About the Author
"Clyde Edgerton is a miner of considerable skills, burrowing into the hillside of humanity to find the ore of characters so pure and so real they might just sit down beside us and tell us a tale."—Washington Post Book World
"A wonderful celebration of family and tradition, with warts, humor, tragedy, and triumph. . . . An exceedingly rich book, a celebration of the human spirit that is brilliantly conceived, structured, and executed."—Cincinnati Post
". . . Among the wisest, most heartfelt writing to emerge from the South in our generation. . . . Meredith Copeland's first-person account of his Vietnam experience, homecoming, and physical paralysis in North Carolina is breathtakingly stark, full, and real."—Los Angeles Times
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