Romance, Rage, and Wonder
Description: xi, 123 pages ; 20 cm
This rollicking chronicle of life on Daufuskie Island, one of the sea islands of coastal South Carolina, portrays a distinct culture shaped by the physical geography of place, the historic environment of the antebellum South, and the encroachment of modern golf resorts. The unique landscape of sandy beaches, marshes, and woods of pine and oak is inhabited by the fiercely independent locals who've lived on the island for generations. This book captures an island in transition as the native islanders watch the expanding battle between environmentalists and developers eager to claim the lush land for exclusive resorts. Tender, bawdy, sacred, and profane, this poignant rendering of this unique island includes tales of voodooists, smugglers, poets, shrimpers, and business executives.