Clyde edgerton created such characters in wesley benfield, a delinquent orphan, and mattie rigsbee, a feisty old lady, in his 1987 novel walking across egypt. A joyful, funny new novel about the folks around the listre-bethel-summerlin, north carolina, area with characters who walk right off the page and into your heart, it's a chance to make new friends down there, and to welcome back two old ones--wesley benfield and mattie rigsbee from the author of. Clyde edgerton's homey, honeyed southern voice, introduced in the mid-eighties in his first two novels, raney and walking across egypt, delights, disarms and charms.
Walking across egypt is a 1999 coming-of-age drama film shot in the state of florida the movie is based on a novel of the same name by author clyde edgerton. This is not the case with walking across egypt, a book where the story is the equal to the characters--which is good because the characters are among edgerton's best mattie rigsbee is an independent, strong-minded senior citizen of 78 years who might just be slowing a bit--after all, it does take her two days to mow her acre of lawn these days. January 1, 1991 edgerton's trademark characters are country folks whose righteous intentions are comically undermined by their fallibility wesley benfield, the mischievous delinquent introduced in walking across egypt , is now 24, still honorary grandson of mrs mattie rigsbee, and a resident of bota (back on track again) house, a halfway. Fortunately, i can say that i have found a fabulous example in edgerton's walking across egypt there is something very keillor-esque about the simple language and the good story as a feminist, i also really enjoy a book with a female protagonist, and to me the elderly main character in this book is just what i am looking for.
One of the first north carolina writers i discovered—and whose books i devoured—is clyde edgerton walking across egypt mattie rigsbee is one. Mattie rigsbee is the main character in clyde edgerton's southern style novel, walking across egypt mattie is a seventy-eight year old widow with two middle. I anticipated this novel to capture the uniqueness of walking across egypt unfortunately, i was disappointed wae introduced me to mattie rigsbee, an energetic, high-spirited senior that loves to cook and bake her way through life.
Walking across egypt mattie rigsbee is the main character in clyde edgerton's southern style novel, mattie is a seventy-eight year old widow with two middle-aged children. Find great deals for walking across egypt by clyde edgerton (1988, paperback) walking across egypt by clyde edgerton mint condition the main character. Walking across egypt by clyde edgerton i read this book over the weekend for one of my book clubs, which meets next tuesday the main character is mattie rigsbee.
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Clyde edgerton's homey, honeyed southern voice, introduced in the mid-eighties in his first two novels, raney and walking across egypt, delights, disarms and charms in book after book since. Clyde edgerton (born may 20, walking across egypt (january 3, 1987) plot the film follows the life of mattie rigsbee ( ellen burstyn ), an elderly woman who.
She has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across egypt-which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn she's mattie rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who, at seventy-eight, might be slowing down just a bit. Killer diller reintroduces the main character of edgerton's second novel, walking across egypt: wesley benfield, a young man who has been rescued and raised right by eighty-one-year-old. Seventy-eight-year-old mattie rigsbee embodies today's gospel reading she's the most loveable character in all southern literature—well, second only to atticus finch—and you can meet her in clyde edgerton's novel, walking across egypt. Click to read more about walking across egypt by clyde edgerton librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers quirky characters mattie.