Book List in Order:14 titles

  • Named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Vanity Fair "Rifles through fear, identity, meaning, and cultural memory in forty-four short, surreal stories." Vanity Fair "By turns moving, funny, and maddening. very much in the key of Donald Barthelme....


  • A phantasmagoric dream of a novel, exploring the mind of a housewife enamored of historical personages, twisted love stories, and strange conspiracies Mrs. Hollingsworth sits at her kitchen table, compiling her grocery list. The subject of the lis...


  • A special two-in-one edition of National Book Award finalist Padgett Powell’s acclaimed southern novels: Edisto and Edisto Revisited In Edisto, Simons Everson Manigault is not a typical twelve-year-old boy in tiny Edisto, South Carolina, in the ...


  • Twenty-three surreal fictions-stories, character assassinations, and mini-travelogues-from one of the most heralded writers of the American South! There are many things that repulse "Dr. Ordinary." "Kansas" is notable for its distinct lack of far...


  • The cult hit The Interrogative Mood -- a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon.com, GQ, The Believer, Time Out New York, and elsewhere -- reminded readers that Padgett Powell is one of the enduring stars of American fiction, an electric novelist ...


  • A collection of 5 pieces by Padgett Powell plus an excerpt of the forthcoming You & Me to be published initially as an Ecco Solo short e-book. ...


  • Whatever floats your boat, go ahead and float it. Do not have large untenable quantities of despair. Do not go to parades. When you feed orphaned wild animals, do not expect them to make it. Be forewarned. Be careful that your genitals do not sh...


  • Playful and profound, The Interrogative Mood is a bebop solo of a book in which every sentence is a question. In it acclaimed novelist Padgett Powell—a writer once touted as the best of his generation by Saul Bellow—force us to consider ou...


  • Seated at her kitchen table somewhere in the South, the middle-aged Mrs. Hollingsworth is making a grocery list. As she begins her list she starts to imagine a lost-love story. Characters from the past enter her daydream, such as the Confederate gene...






  • Aliens of Affection marks new territory for Padgett Powell, picking up where his first collection of stories, Typical, left off. Although his characters continue to revolt against the received instructions of modern American living--refusing to be du...





  • A novel that has drawn comparisons with the work of J. D. Salinger, Truman Capote, and Flannery O'Connor, Edisto centers on one Simons Everson Manigault, a twelve-year-old possessed of a vocabulary and sophistication way beyond his years and a preado...