- Publisher: W. W. Norton
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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, nothing else comes close.”
That was the start of a fantastic tale! I found myself cracking up from the beginning. With those words Edgar Mint, half-Apache and mostly orphaned, makes his unshakable claim on our attention. Little Edgar’s trials began on an Arizona Indian reservation. Abandoned by his family, he recounts his larger-than-life experiences going from hospital to a home for delinquents to a Mormon foster family. You’ll find yourself rooting for Edgar as his quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint is an absolutely hysterical novel. When you are finally able to stop laughing, you’ll fall in love with 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.
Readers looking to get a real-life sense of Edgar’s fictional journey are in luck – head on over to Globe, Arizona and the nearby San Carlos Apache Reservation.
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