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Last Gentleman and The Second Coming
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Last Gentleman and The Second Coming
In One Volume
Creators: Walker Percy
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pub. date: 12/10/2013
Lib. SRP: 39.99 USD
Ret. SRP: 19.99 USD
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
ISBN: 9781480465947
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 2426 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Fiction, Literature
Keywords:
   ebook, fiction, literary
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Short Description:
   

Now in one volume, two novels from the National Book Award winner that follow the life of a Southern man searching for love and connection.


In The Last Gentleman, Will Barrett has never felt at peace. After moving from his native South to New York City, Will's most meaningful human connections come through the lens of a telescope in Central Park, from which he views the comings and goings of the eccentric Vaught family. But Will's days as a spectator end when he meets the Vaught patriarch and accepts a job in the Mississippi Delta as caretaker for the family's ailing son, Jamie. Once there, he is confronted not only by his personal demons, but also his growing love for Jamie's sister, Kitty, and a deepening relationship with the Vaught family that will teach him the true meaning of home.


And in The Second Coming, now in his late forties, Will Barrett lives a life other men only dream of. Wealthy from a successful career on Wall Street and...

Full Description:
   

Now in one volume, two novels from the National Book Award winner that follow the life of a Southern man searching for love and connection.


In The Last Gentleman, Will Barrett has never felt at peace. After moving from his native South to New York City, Will's most meaningful human connections come through the lens of a telescope in Central Park, from which he views the comings and goings of the eccentric Vaught family. But Will's days as a spectator end when he meets the Vaught patriarch and accepts a job in the Mississippi Delta as caretaker for the family's ailing son, Jamie. Once there, he is confronted not only by his personal demons, but also his growing love for Jamie's sister, Kitty, and a deepening relationship with the Vaught family that will teach him the true meaning of home.


And in The Second Coming, now in his late forties, Will Barrett lives a life other men only dream of. Wealthy from a successful career on Wall Street and from the inheritance of his deceased wife's estate, Will is universally admired at the club where he spends his days golfing in the North Carolina sun. But everything begins to unravel when, without warning, Will's golf shots begin landing in the rough, and he is struck with bouts of losing his balance and falling over. Just when Will appears doomed to share the fate of his father—whose suicide has haunted him his whole life—a mental hospital escapee named Allison might prove to be the only one who can save him.
From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Moviegoer, these novels have been acclaimed by Time magazine for "irony, understatement, and compassion" and praised by the New York Times as "wonderfully good reading."

Reviews:
  Time
     

"[The Last Gentleman] is brilliant . . . shimmers with the chaste and civilized ornaments of irony, understatement, and compassion."

  The New York Times Book Review
     

"Percy is a brilliantly breathtaking writer."

Creator Marketing:
  Walker Percy     
     

Walker Percy (19161990) was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the oldest of three brothers in an established Southern family that contained both a Civil War hero and a U.S. senator. Acclaimed for his poetic style and moving depictions of the alienation of modern American culture, Percy was the bestselling author of six fiction titlesincluding the classic novel The Moviegoer (1961), winner of the National Book Awardand fifteen works of nonfiction. In 2005, Time magazinenamed The Moviegoer one of the best English-language books published since 1923.

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