Brady Udall The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

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Half Apache and mostly orphaned, the adventures of Edgar Presley Mint begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman's jeep accidentally runs over his head. Shunted from the hospital to a reform school to a Mormon foster family, comedy and trouble accompany Edgar - the irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart, and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home. This riveting picaresque novel has become an international best-seller.

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If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my head. As formative events go, nothing else comes close.

With these words Edgar Mint, half-Apache and mostly orphaned, makes his unshakable claim on our attention. In the course of Brady Udall?s high-spirited, inexhaustibly inventive novel, Edgar survives not just this bizarre accident, but a hellish boarding school for Native American orphans, a well-meaning but wildly dysfunctional Mormon foster-family, and the loss of most of the illusions that are supposed to make life bearable.

What persists is Edgar?s innate goodness, his belief in the redeeming power of language, and his determination to find and forgive the man who almost killed him. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint is a miracle of storytelling, bursting with heartache and hilarity and inhabited by characters as outsized as the landscape of the American West.

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“Extraordinary . . . Fall-down funny . . . It’s like nothing else you’ve ever read.” –Newsweek

“Vibrant, big-hearted . . . A poignant, picaresque odyssey.” –Chicago Tribune

“Marvelous . . . Edgar Mint is nobody’s Everyman, but he is the hope and the pain of a child looking for, and eventually finding, a home.” –Los Angeles Times

“Be prepared to fall head over heels for Edgar Mint . . . a charming and delightful narrator you can’t help but cheer on through the end.” –The Oregonian

“Profound and stirring . . . brilliantly executed.” –The Wall Street Journal

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