Second Coming

Second Coming

A Novel

by Walker Percy
Publisher: Picador
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
List Price: $17.00 Sale Price: $14.45

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.

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Summary: A man tries to force God to prove his existence, and ends up in a relationship with an insane asylum refugee.

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