Omensetter's Luck

Omensetter's Luck

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by William H. Gass
     
 

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Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1966, Omensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man. Set in a small Ohio town in the 1890s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the confrontation between… See more details below

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Greeted as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1966, Omensetter's Luck is the quirky, impressionistic, and breathtakingly original story of an ordinary community galvanized by the presence of an extraordinary man. Set in a small Ohio town in the 1890s, it chronicles - through the voices of various participants and observers - the confrontation between Brackett Omensetter, a man of preternatural goodness, and the Reverend Jethro Furber, a preacher crazed with a propensity for violent thoughts. Omensetter's Luck meticulously brings to life a specific time and place as it illuminates timeless questions about life, love, good, and evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141180106
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
257,018
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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