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The Second Coming
by Walker Percy


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312243241
  • ISBN-10: 0312243243
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 1999
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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