Rides of the Midway: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 17, 2002 - Fiction - 320 pages
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"With this eruptive debut novel, Durkee...has just kicked in the door of Southern literature."—Salon.com

Meet Mississippi teenager Noel Weatherspoon: ghost-seeing insomniac, endearing dopehead, wanna-be erotic photographer, and possible Baptist faith healer. Noel, who prefers The Exorcist to Ecclesiastes, must navigate a world of Bible-thumpers, born-again Christians, and a stepfather who bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Graham. Darkly comic and lyrically moving, Rides of the Midway introduces a formidable new talent in contemporary fiction.
 

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User Review  - Dorritt - LibraryThing

A lovely, well written story - but don't expect to feel uplifted or illuminated at the end because it's not that kind of tale. Noel (the main character, a teen haunted by uncertainty and guilty ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
34
Section 5
50
Section 6
70
Section 7
87
Section 8
107
Section 11
164
Section 12
183
Section 13
197
Section 14
217
Section 15
232
Section 16
247
Section 17
259
Section 18
279

Section 9
126
Section 10
151
Section 19
297
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About the author (2002)

Lee Durkee was born in Hawaii, raised in Mississippi, and now lives in Vermont.

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