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A question of mercy : a novel, Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle

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A question of mercy : a novel
Title
A question of mercy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle
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Language
eng
Summary
Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police. Jess's odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life-and-death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint illumination but few answers. A Question of Mercy, set in a vivid landscape of the mid-twentieth-century South, is the fifth novel from Robert Penn Warren Award-winning writer Elizabeth Cox. As she challenges notions of individual freedom and responsibility against a backdrop of questionable practices governing treatment of the mentally disabled, she also stretches the breadth and limitations of the human heart to love and to forgive. Jess Booker, on the run and alone, leaves the comfort of her home near Asheville, recklessly trekking through woods and hitchhiking her way to a boarding house in tiny Lula, Alabama, a perceived safe haven she once visited with her late mother. Pursued by a mysterious car with a faded "I Like Ike" sticker, Jess is also haunted by memories of her mother's early death, her father's distressing marriage to Adam's mother, the loving bond she was able to form with Adam despite her initial resistance, and her boyfriend Sam's troubling letters from the thick of combat in the Korean War. In Lula, Jess finds, if only briefly, a respite among a curious surrogate family of fellow displaced outsiders banded together under one roof, and there she finds the strength to heed the call homeward to face the questions she cannot answer about her stepbrother's death
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Title
A question of mercy
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Summary
A cross-country odyssey that examines the blurred line between what is legal and what is right
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10533660
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O9183
LC item number
Q47 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle
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A question of mercy : a novel, Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle
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A question of mercy : a novel, Elizabeth Cox ; foreword by Jill McCorkle
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9781611177220
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016028678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
cat13rev
System control number
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