Paperback / softback
March 4, 2015
9781611175219
English
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.1 Pounds (US)
$19.95 USD
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The Hard to Catch Mercy

From lowcountry writer William Baldwin comes a new edition of his 1993 Lillian Smith Award-winning novel, The Hard to Catch Mercy. Including a new introduction by the author, this Southern Revivals edition makes available once more a story that touches on the issues of religion, race, and coming-of-age in the post-Civil War South, when the lines between these issues were not always clear. Set in fictional Cedar Point, a small southern community in the early 1900s, The Hard to Catch Mercy is told through the eyes of a young boy, Willie T., who is forced to confront the changing world around him. Including a cast of incredibly outlandish characters, Baldwin's novel is a wild, darkly comic tale rich with trick mules, Christian voodoo, fire, brimstone, first love, death, and the end of the world as Willie T. knows it.

Review

"A fine large-scale send up of the Great Southern Novel." —New York Times
"All readers of Southern fiction will enjoy this one." —Library Journal
"Southern story-telling at its best."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
"A work of art." —Raleigh News & Observer
"[A] funny, sad, gentle, violent story . . . The adventures of Willie T. are so exciting a reader can scarcely get from page to page fast enough." —Detroit Free Press
University of South Carolina Press
Southern Revivals

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