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Lancelot Lamar is a disenchanted lawyer who finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don't seem worth remembering. It all began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter, a discovery which sent Lancelot on modern quest to reverse the degeneration of America. Percy's novel reveals a shining knight for the modern age--a knight not of romance, but of revenge.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 15.24mm | 295g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Picador USA Pbk
  • 0312243073
  • 9780312243074
  • 581,812

Review quote

"A funny and scarifying jeremiad . . . Easy to read and hard to forget." --Time

"Eloquent, reckless, hilarious . . . plunges forward through tawdry bedroom mysteries toward a final grand puzzle." --Washington Post Book World
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About Walker Percy

Walker Percy is the author of over ten books, many of which were bestsellers, and he is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.
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Rating details

2,340 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 24% (555)
4 38% (889)
3 28% (655)
2 8% (183)
1 2% (58)
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