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by William Baldwin

ePub Hard to Catch Mercy download
Author:
William Baldwin
ISBN13:
978-0449909447
ISBN:
0449909441
Language:
Publisher:
Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (January 17, 1995)
Category:
Subcategory:
Contemporary
ePub file:
1757 kb
Fb2 file:
1185 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
278

Hard to Catch Mercy book.

Hard to Catch Mercy book. Told by a young boy forced to deal with the changing world around him in fictional Cedar Point, Baldwin's story touches on religion, race and coming of age in the post-Civil War South, when the lines dividing these issues were not clear.

Baldwin, William P. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by LineK on January 22, 2010.

Baldwin tries hard and at times achieves that "out there in oblivion" feeling of a Faulkner work. The title character is a memorable wretch, and there are some other instances of solid character development. But the author loses control in the latter part of the book, bringing it up a bit short of rewarding. Excellent Southern Fiction. Stories are told from different angles and so you have to reason out your own version of events. It's not the least bit confusing, however; because Baldwin is too good of a story teller for that. You can believe that the Hard to Catch Mercy's (yes, that is a character's name) sister was or wasn't pregnant.

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William Baldwin’s first novel, The Hard to Catch Mercy, however, keeps us close to home, down in the lowcountry of. .This wasn’t on instruction from Algonquin Books but because of my own timidity. I said The Hard to Catch Mercy was an adventure yarn.

William Baldwin’s first novel, The Hard to Catch Mercy, however, keeps us close to home, down in the lowcountry of South Carolina. If pressed I would say it was like Chinese boxes and had a lot of meanings.

William Baldwin’s first novel, The Hard to Catch Mercy, however, keeps . Baldwin was born and raised in McClellanville, South Carolina, near the coast, a.Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

William Baldwin for The Hard To Catch Mercy, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Margaret Rose Gladney for How Am I To Be Heard? Letters of Lillian Smith, University of North Carolina Press. Barbara Ransby for Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement; A Radical Democratic Vision, University of North Carolina Press.

The Hard to Catch is a devil- figure against whom Willie's silver cross offers only partial protection; his death at Willie's hands ends .

The Hard to Catch is a devil- figure against whom Willie's silver cross offers only partial protection; his death at Willie's hands ends the novel and marks Willie's passage into manhood. Yet the conflict between these two erupts only spasmodically, competing with other incidents-like the arrival of mysterious Aunt Lydia from Paris, who smokes, paints her fingernails, and believes & Negro in the South was much maligned'': food for thought for Willie, who has accepted Grandpa's poisonous fantasies of a Negro uprising ushering in a cannibal kingdom.

William P. Baldwin, William P. Baldwin.

Coming into manhood in a small town in 1916 South Carolina, fourteen-year-old Willie T. Allson tells a raucous tall tale about the year his cousins came to live with his family. A first novel. Winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction Reprint. Tour.
  • I personally know William Baldwin and have enjoyed the books he co-authored, so decided to read this novel. It is really difficult to stay with the story due to the style of writing he chose and the slow moving story itself. I've put it down for awhile and will try it again soon. I live in the lowcountry and therefore enjoy reading about the area and also reading certain southern authors. For William Baldwin reads, try "Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden", Mrs. Whaley Entertains" and "Heaven is a Beautiful Place" co-authored with Julia Peterkin. This book may be just a bit too "Faulkner" for me.

  • He is a wonderful author, who can paint a picture of a bygone era with words. This is set in a small southern town and has lots of action and mystery

  • I really enjoyed reading this book.

  • Magical realism in the South Carolina Lowcountry! Calvinist retribution tied with African Spiritualism in a carefully crafted long ago time, except maybe it's not really so long ago?

  • The book condition was very good. Better than I expected.
    I do not like the book. It was chosen as a Book Club book, and not many people liked the book. It was too long and not very interesting.

  • I am always pleasantly surprised when an author's first novel is so amazingly well-written. This story draws the reader in quickly and doesn't let go. Though it moved a bit slow in some spots, this is a fascinating story of a small Delta town and its people. Oh, such a wonderful variety of people! These characters are so vivid and and so multi-dimensional. Each one has a story to tell, and you get to read about all of them.

    I particularly like how the author presents so much of the culture of the area and time, through the characters and their stories. I had a hard time putting this one down. Will definitely need to check out more from this author.

  • Baldwin serves up a great Southern tale but lets you have some say in the seasoning. Stories are told from different angles and so you have to reason out your own version of events. It's not the least bit confusing, however; because Baldwin is too good of a story teller for that.
    You can believe that the Hard to Catch Mercy's (yes, that is a character's name) sister was or wasn't pregnant. You can believe that a great family treasure (buried somewhere) exists or never existed. Was the preacher's wife guilty in deed or only in thought? I enjoyed entertaining the different possibilities and the subtle flavor changes they brought to the tale.
    Maum Anna is so complex and rich of a character that I can't imagine that Baldwin invented her. Instead, I choose to believe that he knows Maum Anna personally. I hope he does because I really have to know what kind of Christian, Voodoo-whammy Maum Anna unleashed upon the sheriffs poor ole dogs! I'm listening Mr. Baldwin,! tell me another tale.

  • This is a really good book! The narrative, which is told by a young boy, clearly reminds me of Mark Twain's writing of the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn characters. The various predicaments and situations in which the protagonist finds himself are often amusing and always entertaining.