''Splendid . . . a beautifully textured novel . . . a distinguished work of art . . . Walker Percy's perception luminously lights up obscure depths of experience without at the same time explaining that experience away.''--The New York Times Book Review
''What a pleasure . . . His best book since The Moviegoer
. . . and among the most admirable American novels of the past few years.'' --The New Republic
''He is a beguiling, uniquely gifted novelist who deserves to be read in order and in full.'' --Newsweek
''Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone.'' --Time
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From the Inside Flap
Will Barrett, a lonely widower, suffers from a depression so strange and severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself, living alone in a greenhouse. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will goes in search of proof of God and winds up finding much more.