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Gideon Banks is a sculptor of modest success who has finally realized that he is incapable of repairing his broken marriage. Now frantically on the run from the law after an attempted murder, Gid is joined by Merit his adopted, introverted son and John Frederick, a seventy-year-old turnip-grower. What follows is a moving journey through rural Alabama that lays bare the poverty and isolation of the landscape, and forces the three men to confront their own personal struggles.
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"J. Wes Yoder writes about people on the trembling membrane of poverty and trouble and hopelessness with such power and love that they come alive, and you hurt along with them. His characters are not only real but remind you of people you know and love and hate. This is a novel, but it is so much more than that. They say some people are born to write. I think this boy was." – Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’
"J. Wes Yoder has written a stunning first novel filled with memorable characters and memorable language. As I read this novel, I marveled again and again that a novelist still in his mid-twenties could write about the human condition with such eloquence and insightfulness. Carry My Bones confirms that Yoder is one of the South’s most important new literary voices." – Ron Rash, author of Saints at the RiverAbout the Author:
J. Wes Yoder grew up in Franklin, Tennessee. After graduating from Auburn University, he worked at several newspapers, including The Anniston Star. Currently living in New York, he frequently travels to Mexico and throughout the South. Carry My Bones is his first novel.
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Book Description Lawson Library, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111596922214
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