Paperback / softback
March 4, 2015
9781611175219
English
9.25 Inches (US)
6.13 Inches (US)
1.1 Pounds (US)
$19.99 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.

Reviews

"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

"A fine large-scale send up of the Great Southern Novel."—New York Times

University of South Carolina Press
Southern Revivals

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