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The Sweet-Scented Manuscript
by Tito Perdue
America's "lost literary genius" (NY Press) offers a surprisingly sweet tale about an Alabaman who finds first love at a progressive northern university in the 1950s.
Paperback, 313 pages
Published November 10th 2004 by Baskerville Publishers
(first published October 1st 2004)
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This is the story of Lee as he journeys to college and sets off to discover the world. What he finds is a place that both thrills him with its possibilities and disgusts him with its pointless conventions and promises of empty lives. Lee is one of those characters who embodies the idealism and invisibility one feels at that time in life. But the wonderful thing about The Sweet-Scented Manuscript is that it allows the reader to identify with Lee, root for him, yet always be aware of the flaws in ...more
Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, South America where his father, an Alabama native, was employed as an electrical engineer with the Braden Copper Company. Returning to the United States in 1941, his family settled in Anniston, Alabama, remaining there until his father's employer relocated to St. Louis in 1955. In 1956 Tito graduated from Indian Springs School, a private academy located south ...moreMore about Tito Perdue...