The Hard to Catch Mercy: A Novel

The Hard to Catch Mercy: A Novel

by William Baldwin, Robert Brinkmeyer

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From lowcountry writer William Baldwin comes a new edition of his 1993 Lillian Smith Award–winning novel, The Hard to Catch Mercy. Including a new introduction by the author, this Southern Revivals edition makes available once more a story that touches on the issues of religion, race, and coming-of-age in the post–Civil War South, when the lines between these issues were not always clear. Set in fictional Cedar Point, a small southern community in the early 1900s, The Hard to Catch Mercy is told through the eyes of a young boy, Willie T., who is forced to confront the changing world around him. Including a cast of incredibly outlandish characters, Baldwin’s novel is a wild, darkly comic tale rich with trick mules, Christian voodoo, fire, brimstone, first love, death, and the end of the world as Willie T. knows it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611175226
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Series: Southern Revivals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 868,026
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William Baldwin, a lifelong resident of the South Carolina lowcountry, has been a builder, shrimper, oysterman, teacher, historian, poet, biographer, and novelist. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, most recently The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World—a collection of songs, photographs, and poems—and the novel Charles Town.

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