The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

A Novel

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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Half Apache and orphaned, Edgar's trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven when he is run over by the mailman's jeep, after which he is taken from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, and eventually to an unexpected home on a quest for the mailman.

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Half Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar's trials 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 school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain, and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences. Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart, and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.
With the inventive acuity of John Irving, this riveting picaresque novel chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of Edgar Presley Mint.

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& Taylor

Half-Apache orphan Edgar is taken from his home on an Arizona reservation after he is run over by a mailman, which sets in motion a journey from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family and his eventual, unexpected return home.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393020366
0393020363
9780375719189
0375719180
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 25 cm.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Aug 01, 2017

Edgar is “half Apache and mostly orphaned”. The mailman accidentally runs over his head, and Edgar’s life is changed forever.

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singasong70
Jul 24, 2017

Intense for what's shared, hard as in almost impossible to put down. Read it quickly.
Ending a little too...everything's okay now considering what he went through although hard to end anyway I would think.

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elloyd74
Jul 08, 2008

With Dickensian flair and mastery, Udall gives readers an underdog child protagonist, surrounds him with a cast of half-funny and half-tragic characters, and immerses them all in a plot full of staggering setbacks and occasional, hard-won moments of peace. When his head is crushed by a mail truck at age seven, Edgar is left for dead by his alcoholic, disinterested mother, who doesn't stick around to learn that he is later "brought back" by a shady doctor and whisked away to a hospital to recuperate...

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