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Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.

Walker Percy wrote several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers The Moviegoer and The Thanatos Syndrome. He was awarded numerous prizes during his lifetime, including the National Book Award, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of his generation. He died in 1990.

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.

"What a pleasure . . . [Percy's] best nook since The Moviegoer . . . and among the most admirable American novels of the past few years."The New Republic

"Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone."Time

"[Percy] is a beguiling, uniquely gifted novelist who deserves to be read in order and in full."Newsweek

Synopsis:

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.

About the Author

Walker Percy wrote several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers The Moviegoer and The Thanatos Syndrome. He was awarded numerous prizes during his lifetime, including the National Book Award, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time. He died in 1990.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312243241
Author:
Percy, Walker
Author:
Percy
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.49 x 0.995 in

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Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.

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