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Carry My Bones

Published by MacAdam Cage .
Written in English.

About the Book

A botched crime forces three men – a sculptor, his son, and the son's septuagenarian friend – to flee their small town in this tragic and moving account of survival in the face of one's own failures. A man kills his wife’s lover…almost. The criminal is Gideon Banks, 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, Gid is joined by Merit – his adopted, introverted son – and Judge Riley, an old turnip-grower, the singer of a thousand songs, and Merit’s best friend. For the length of a college football season the unlikely trio drifts along the highways, backroads and deer trails of Alabama, befriended many times by other solitary Southerners, alone in their work, their addictions, and their restlessness. In Birmingham they meet a young woman who is naively charmed by their tale and, bored with her upper-class upbringing, takes them in. Sheltered in a house of grand portraits and heated floors, the three are afforded the time to face their separate struggles: the old Judge a fever, Gideon his guilt, and Merit the girl who would ruin his ideas about isolation forever. About the Author J. Wes Yoder grew up in Franklin, Tennessee. After college he worked at several newspapers in the South before moving to New York. Carry My Bones is his first novel.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
200
Dimensions
9.1 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
Weight
10.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8892372M
Internet Archive
carrymybonesnove00yode
ISBN 10
1596921757
ISBN 13
9781596921757
OCLC/WorldCat
62872848
Library Thing
1365714
Goodreads
162118
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