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The Heaven of Mercury

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ISBN13: 9780393047578
ISBN10: 0393047571
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Barry Hannah describes The Heaven of Mercury as "sort of a calm wail" ? a precise and fitting phrase. Exploring devastating love, the persistence of memory, and the shadow between the living and the dead, Brad Watson's first novel, set in fictional Mercury, Mississippi, richly captures the changing South over almost a century of the townspeople's lives. I grew up not far from eastern Mississippi, and I can assure you, Watson's tone is spot-on, encompassing much of the weird beauty of the South ? its solid undercurrent of meaningful coincidence, the easy counterpoint of the poignant and the absurd. His voice has a gentleness that both softens and contrasts with the often horrific domestic lives of Mercury's citizens. The Heaven of Mercury is a gorgeous and wise novel; funny, fable-like, frightening, and charming, Watson's heady prose washes over the reader in ghostly baptism. Jill, Powells.com

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A dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation. Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his award-winning debut collection of short stories, "Last Days of the Dog-Men." Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye.

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Amanda 06, June 20, 2008 (view all comments by Amanda 06)
Beautiful and astonishing, this book feels like a summer day in the shade listening to chattering birds or a falling brook. A tale about first, and last, love and all the trials and tribulations of having to watch the people you love grow up around you without being able to touch them. Gernerous and fulfilling. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393047578
Author:
Watson, Brad
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Love stories
Edition Description:
Advance reading copy.
Series Volume:
533
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52x5.68x1.14 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393047578 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation. Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his award-winning debut collection of short stories, "Last Days of the Dog-Men." Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye.
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