Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

Audiobook(Cassette)

$65.47 $72.75 Save 10% Current price is $65.47, Original price is $72.75. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall, Scott Shina, Nelson Runger

With the inventive acuity of John Irving, this riveting picaresque novel chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of Edgar Presley Mint. The trials of Edgar, half Apache and mostly orphaned, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402516252
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 09/11/2002
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

About the Author

Brady Udall is the author of the much-acclaimed story collection Letting Loose the Hounds, and was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. Born and raised in the Indian counry of northeastern Arizona, Udall now teaches fiction writing at Southern Illinois University. He lives in Carbondale with his wife and family.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Miracle Life Of Edgar Mint 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A patient of mine recommended this book. It sat on my shelf for about 2 years as it is not the normal type of book I read. I picked it up 3 days ago and I wish I had picked it up sooner. What a pleasant surprise. The story will take you through a gamet of emotions: sadness, anger, frustration, and joy. At times I laughed out loud and at other times my eyes welled up with tears. The story of Edgar makes us appreciate what we all have. The author did a good job of portraying the strength of the human spirit. I don't read a lot of John Irving but other reviews I've read have compared Udall's writing to Irving. If you're a fan of Irving you might want to give Udall a try.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a fabulous book that I could just not put down! It gives a fabulous escape into the world of this poor, spunky, adolescent. Edgar's life is so tragic, yet Udall puts it in a way that is humorous and admirable. Udall proves he truly is a genius with this work. I fell in love with Edgar and looked forward to seeing where is miracle life would take him. It was a joy to turn every page- I last read it over a year ago, and I am still raving to everyone about it. In short, it is just a feel-good novel. It makes you happier when you close the pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this awesome book right after finishing 'The Secret Life of Bees,' and I would love to write a story wherein Lily and Edgar meet one day and compare notes. The two novels, at first read, seem at opposite ends of the literary spectrum. Yet when I finished 'Edgar,' I was struck by the parallel themes of young lives frought with trial and tribulation, yet imbued with inner cores of strength, determination, hope, wisdom, and humor! Neither Edgar nor Lily give up their quest to get back 'home,' even if home is someplace they don't yet know, and that has been there all along. Absolutely fantastic!! I'm a bookseller at a B&N store and put it on my 'Staff Recommends' shelf. It sold out very quickly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I definately recommend this book! It is a bittersweet journey of a boy to manhood and although there are many sad parts throughout the story, the ending makes it well worth the time you spend reading it.
EPO More than 1 year ago
I read The Lonely Polygamist by Udall and really liked it, so I was excited to read this novel. It was a good read, could be funny at times, but did seem to drag on a little. Not my favorite, but pretty good over all.
edko More than 1 year ago
I'm puzzled by some of the negative reviews stating that all Edgar does is get abused, not really, but the abuse is seen through the eyes of Edgar, whose innate goodness sees things in such touching and hysterical ways. A great story by a world class storyteller. Cant recommend this book any higher 4000 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edgar Mint was a half- Indian boy growing up during the 1960s and 1970s. As a young child, his head had been run over by a mail truck but he miraculously survived and still had a fully functioning brain. Edgar's childhood and adolescence following this incident are what make the story so original. How he goes from attending a rough boarding school to living with a Mormon family is truly one of a kind. Not to mention that there is a shocker at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the most interesting and entertaining I've read in a long, long time. Sometimes it made me laugh out loud. Other times it made me squirm. The experiences Edgar goes through during his life and the way he handles them will keep you riveted from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a beautifully written story. I laughed and cried through his adventures. It was definitely a page turner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is I'm glad I didn't actually buy this book. Yes, there were a few funny parts but for the most part, it was a terrible, depressing story of abuse to a young man not able to defend himself well. The real problem I have with this book is that it went on and on, chapter after chapter describing the abuse poor Edgar had to endure. Mr. Udall, I think we could've gotten the idea after one chapter. This is where I chucked the book. I know, I know, it may have had a very happy ending but I wasn't willing to go through torture myself to get to it. At least the book went into my recycle bin and will do the earth some good in some way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was fun meeting Edgar and spending time with him. I'll miss him. Not often is it that you find a character as comfortable with which to spend time...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful read. The characters are beautifully drawn. The scenes are very well set. Edgar Mint is an unforgettable character. This book is by turns hilarious, sad, uplifting, tragic, and inspiring. Not since Dickens has there been such a wonderful orphan-hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I typically try not to read all the reviews before purchasing books on my electronic device but I really wish I would have this time...between the abuse and vulgar description of Edgar's "coming of age" I found myself regretting this purchase and would not recommend as 'charming fiction' at all! The best part of the book is the last 30 pages but getting there was not enjoyable. Other reviewers said they laughed - I felt like the story was making fun of someone with mental handicaps and that isn't what I consider funny, sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago