Clyde Edgerton

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Clyde Edgerton was born in Bethesda, North Carolina, a small community in east Durham County in 1944. He served as an Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning an English education degree. The plot of Raney, revolving around the marriage of a Free Will Baptist and an Episcopalian, led to Edgerton's leaving the teaching staff at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina (a Baptist institution). He later taught at St. Andrew's College in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Also a musician, Edgerton, with his wife Susan Ketchin, is a founding member of the The Tarwater Band.

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Bibliography

Lunch at the Piccadilly (2003)
Where Trouble Sleeps (1997)
Redeye- A Western (1995)
The Floatplane Notebooks (1993)
In Memory of Junior (1992)
Killer Diller (1991)
Walking Across Egypt (1987)

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From Lunch at Piccadilly:
"O God in us all, may we embrace the rooms of refuge food. Real food, cheap food, food served by people with wet rags under their arms. I eat; I cheat. I forge; I gorge. I taste; I waste. Waffle House, Huddle House, Puddle House, Muddle House..."