The Second Coming by Walker Percy audiobook

The Second Coming

By Walker Percy
Read by David HIlder

Blackstone Publishing
12.73 Hours Unabridged
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Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, is a depressed widower with a peculiar tendency to fall down in strange places. Allison, the girl in the greenhouse, has just escaped from a mental institution and is working hard to make a new life for herself. When their paths cross in a most unusual manner, a relationship begins that will help restore two struggling outcasts to new life. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will undertakes his own Pascalian wager in search of proof of the existence of God. Leaving his comfortable home atop a pleasant Carolina mountain and descending deep into the bowels of the long-unused Lost Cove cave, he is prepared to wait for a sign—which may, of course, be death. What he is not prepared for is what actually happens.

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1980 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

A 1981 National Book Award Finalist

A 1980 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A 1981 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, is a depressed widower with a peculiar tendency to fall down in strange places. Allison, the girl in the greenhouse, has just escaped from a mental institution and is working hard to make a new life for herself. When their paths cross in a most unusual manner, a relationship begins that will help restore two struggling outcasts to new life.

What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will undertakes his own Pascalian wager in search of proof of the existence of God. Leaving his comfortable home atop a pleasant Carolina mountain and descending deep into the bowels of the long-unused Lost Cove cave, he is prepared to wait for a sign—which may, of course, be death. What he is not prepared for is what actually happens.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Splendid…A beautifully textured novel…A distinguished work of art…Walker Percy’s perception luminously lights up obscure depths of experience without at the same time explaining that experience away.” New York Times Book Review 
“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
“He is a beguiling, uniquely gifted novelist who deserves to be read in order and in full.” Newsweek
“What a pleasure…His best book since The Moviegoer…and among the most admirable American novels of the past few years.” New Republic

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Author Bio: Walker Percy

Author Bio: Walker Percy

Walker Percy (1916–1990) was the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning The Moviegoer and the New York Times bestsellers The Thanatos Syndrome, Love in the Ruins, and The Second Coming . He is considered one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He went to medical school, intending to be a psychiatrist, until he had a bout with tuberculosis. He married and converted to Catholicism. He became a writer, and his first novel, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award and has never been out of print.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English