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Mercy Among the Children

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Publisher Comments:

When twelve-year-old Sidney Henderson pushes his friend Connie off the roof of a local church in a moment of anger, he makes a silent vow: Let Connie live and I will never harm another soul. At that very moment, Connie stands, laughs, and walks away. Sidney keeps his promise through adulthood despite the fact that his insular, rural community uses his pacifism to exploit him. Sidney's son Lyle, however, assumes an increasingly aggressive stance in defense of his family. When a small boy is killed in a tragic accident and Sidney is blamed, Lyle takes matters into his own hands. In his effort to protect the people he loves — his beautiful and fragile mother, Elly; his gifted sister, Autumn; and his innocent brother, Percy — it is Lyle who will determine his family's legacy.

Synopsis:

A bestseller in Canada and winner of the prestigious Giller Prize, this "contemporary masterpiece" ("The Washington Post") is the epic story of a man's pact with God and its far-reaching impact on his family's destiny.

About the Author

David Adams Richards is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction. For Mercy Among the Children, he won the Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award, which he shared with Michael Ondaatje. He was also awarded the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year for Mercy Among the Children. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743448185
Author:
Richards, David Adams
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Richards, David Adams
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Remorse.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 17.605 oz

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