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Hard to Catch Mercy William P. Baldwin III

Hard to Catch Mercy

William P. Baldwin III

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ISBN : 9780449909447
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464 pages
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A work of art . . . Baldwins first novel is like a great wheel with fifteen spokes, each spoke an adventure emanating from its hub in the story of the Allson family of Cedar Point in low-country South Carolina. Set in 1916, most of the taleMoreA work of art . . . Baldwins first novel is like a great wheel with fifteen spokes, each spoke an adventure emanating from its hub in the story of the Allson family of Cedar Point in low-country South Carolina. Set in 1916, most of the tale involves the maturation of the 14-year-old narrator, Willie T. Allson, who learns about sex, death, history and the fragile nature of happiness.-- The 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 PressWINNER OF THE LILLIAN SMITH AWARD FOR FICTION