Rides of the Midway: A Novel
"With this eruptive debut novel, Durkee...has just kicked in the door of Southern literature."—Salon.comMeet 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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