The Leper

The Leper

by Steve Thayer

Paperback(Second Edition,New edition)

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The Leper is a book for our times. Heartbreaking, revealing, apocalyptic. And John Eric Severson is the kind of hero we just don't see in literature anymore, one both very human but undaunted by his humanity.

As a Marine Corps captain during the First World War, he is lost in the forests of Germany and unknowingly leads his bedraggled men into a leper colony. Five years later in America's heartland, he is an idealistic schoolteacher in a tough, working-class neighborhood, where earning a high school diploma is something most of his students can only dream about. Severson finds happiness and love until the fateful day he is diagnosed with leprosy and literally chased from the school.

Stalked by the ghost of his past, Severson begins an odyssey that takes him down the Mississippi River into the heart of darkness. Hunted by the KKK he flees deep into the bayou and ultimately across the ocean, where he sails into living legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999538500
Publisher: Conquill Press
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Edition description: Second Edition,New edition
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 614,230
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Thayer is the New York Times best-selling author of The Weatherman and Silent Snow,as well as The Wheat Field and Ithaca Falls. He lives in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Leper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Steven Thayer's latest book. I read St. Mudd so many times. He is an exellent writer and I was so thrilled to see he had a new book out. FAcinating subject. I love that he pulls things from history and creats such an intersting story around it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book...I read another one of his books titled The Weatherman (paperback) also excellent.
BookloverBC More than 1 year ago
Great read. A rare glimpse into the subject of leprosy. Page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best book I've read in a long time. It had everything mystery, suspence, murder, and love. Well worth the time and money. You'll also be enlighted about lepercy years ago as well as today.
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