"I think that was his plan, really, to show me not cutie-cakes but what you can find if you look . . . big, wonderful, warm girls who are just a hint upset about things. A smudge of abandon. . . round, wonderful girls with their edges ruined by life's little disasters, who remain solid and tough in their drive to feel good — to themselves and to you — and offer a vision of snug harbor."
Padgett Powell, Edisto