The Second Coming: A Novel (Paperback)

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The Second Coming: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.

Walker Percy wrote several books, many of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time. His books include The Moviegoer and Love in the Ruins.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312243241
ISBN-10: 0312243243
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: September 13th, 1999
Pages: 368
Language: English

“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.” —The New York Times Book Review

“What a pleasure . . . His best nook since The Moviegoer . . . and among the most admirable American novels of the past few years.” —The New Republic

“He is a beguiling, uniquely gifted novelist who deserves to be read in order and in full.” —Newsweek